LeBron James Practiced With the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Football Team

by October 05, 2011

We knew LeBron James used to play football, and between this and the pick-up game he hopped in a couple weeks ago, looks like Bron’s itching to get back on the field. Via FOX8: “So far this season the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary football team has been ready for anything that came their way on the football field, that was until Tuesday. Members of the state’s third ranked Division III team were shocked when two-time NBA MVP LeBron James showed up for practice wearing full pads and took part in the late afternoon session. ‘I not gonna lie, it was pretty cool to see him out there,’ said starting quarterback Kevin Besser. James borrowed the equipment and jersey of #13 Clayton Uecker, who did not practice today due to injury. Uecker is also the tallest player on the SVSM roster at 6’5”. SVSM running back Sae’Von Fitzgerald said James looked just like every other member of the team with a helmet on. ‘He wore everything. Shoulder pads, helmet, visor… everything,’ said Fitzgerald. But when it came to tackling, James was off limits. ‘Our defensive backs were allowed to jam him at the line of scrimmage,’ said Fitzgerald. ‘But he took no contact after that. Coach [Dan Borman] said we shouldn’t tackle him.’ While James looked like one of the guys, according to Besser, he didn’t play like one. ‘He caught everything, he didn’t drop a pass,’ the quarterback said. ‘I probably threw six or seven passes his way and he went up and got everything.’

(H/T: PBT)