American Football, Irish American Football Players

Glenn Baker | Irish Born College American Football Player 2006-2007

Born: Cork.

 

Height: 6-6. Weight: 322.

Position:Lineman

National : Cork Admirals (Irish American Football League) 2004, Dublin Dragons (Irish American Football League) 2005

Biography: Glenn Baker started playing American Football at the age of 16 for the Cork Admirals, the following year his family moved to near Athlone in Co. Roscommon so he switched allegiance to the Dublin Dragons based in Lucan, Co. South Dublin. He was selected for the Irish National Squad and raised €4,000 for charity by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

With his ability and size (6 foot 6 inches and 23 stone) he came to the attention of American Scouts, and won a scholarship to Prep School, the Cheshire Acadmey Cats in Connecticut and from there Division 3 National Collegiate Athletic Association side Mount Ida Mustangs near Boston, where he enrolled in a Computer Animation course, where he had to keep up a 3.4 GPA in Academc Studies to remain eligible for the football team.

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Prep School – Colonial Football Conference 2006

 

  P W L T PF PA Pct
Canterbury School 9 8 1 0 356 136 1.000
Berkshire School 8 7 1 0 226 117 .875
Williston Northampton 8 5 3 0 224 140 .625
CHESHIRE ACADEMY CATS 8 5 3 0 230 111 .625
Gunnery School 8 4 4 0 164 168 .500
Suffield Acadmey 8 4 4 0 166 172 .500
Tabor Academy 9 3 6 0 152 247 .333
St. Thomas More 8 2 6 0 182 267 .250
Wilbraham & Monston Academy 8 2 6 0 156 314 .250
Westminster School 8 1 7 0 86 263 .125

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NCAA Div 3 – Independents 2007

 

  P W L T PF PA Pct
Northwestern (Minn.) 10 8 2 0     .800
Rockford 10 7 3 0     .700
Chapman 9 6 3 0     .667
Husson 9 6 3 0     .667
Martin Luther 9 6 3 0     .667
Crown 9 5 4 0     .556
Huntingdon 10 5 5 0     .500
Macalester 9 4 5 0     .444
Minnesota-Morris 9 4 5 0     .444
Blackburn 10 4 6 0     .400
Westminster (Mo.) 10 4 6 0     .400
Morrisville State 10 3 7 0     .300
MOUNT IDA MUSTANGS 10 3 7 0     .300
Gallaudet 8 2 6 0     .250
Becker 9 2 7 0     .222
Maranatha Baptist 9 2 7 0     .222
SUNY-Maritime 10 2 8 0     .200
Principia 9 1 8 0     .111
LaGrange 10 0 10 0     .000

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References

 

Websites

 
[1]MaxPreps (2006) Colonial Football Standings 2006 [Internet] Available from: http://www.maxpreps.com/league/dFoOdQQPZ0exOYO5J6z2qA/standings-colonial.htm [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[2] D3 Football (2007) Mount Ida Mustangs Standings 2007 [Internet] Available from: http://www.d3football.com/teams/Mount_Ida/2007/index [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[3] Gavin Cummiskey – Irish Times – 27 February (2008) Man mountain climbing high [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/man-mountain-climbing-high-1.897923 [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[4] Jason O’Brien – Irish Independent – July 21 (2007) Green giant takes leap into American football dreamland [Internet] Available from: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/green-giant-takes-leap-into-american-football-dreamland-26306076.html [Accessed 5 August 2017]

[5] Colm O’Connor – Irish Examiner – 21 June (2007) Irish teen makes history with American Football scholarship [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/other-sports/irish-teen-makes-history-with-american-football-scholarship-35517.html [Accessed 20 March 2018]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 28 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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