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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

 PWLTPFPAPct
Canterbury School98103561361.000
Berkshire School8710226117.875
Williston Northampton8530224140.625
CHESHIRE ACADEMY CATS8530230111.625
Gunnery School8440164168.500
Suffield Acadmey8440166172.500
Tabor Academy9360152247.333
St. Thomas More8260182267.250
Wilbraham & Monston Academy8260156314.250
Westminster School817086263.125

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NCAA Div 3 – Independents 2007

 PWLTPFPAPct
Northwestern (Minn.)10820  .800
Rockford10730  .700
Chapman9630  .667
Husson9630  .667
Martin Luther9630  .667
Crown9540  .556
Huntingdon10550  .500
Macalester9450  .444
Minnesota-Morris9450  .444
Blackburn10460  .400
Westminster (Mo.)10460  .400
Morrisville State10370  .300
MOUNT IDA MUSTANGS10370  .300
Gallaudet8260  .250
Becker9270  .222
Maranatha Baptist9270  .222
SUNY-Maritime10280  .200
Principia9180  .111
LaGrange100100  .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.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 28 November 2019

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