Height: 6-6. Weight: 322.
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.
Prep School – Colonial Football Conference 2006
|CHESHIRE ACADEMY CATS||8||5||3||0||230||111||.625|
|St. Thomas More||8||2||6||0||182||267||.250|
|Wilbraham & Monston Academy||8||2||6||0||156||314||.250|
NCAA Div 3 – Independents 2007
|MOUNT IDA MUSTANGS||10||3||7||0||.300|
MaxPreps (2006) Colonial Football Standings 2006 [Internet] Available from: http://www.maxpreps.com/league/dFoOdQQPZ0exOYO5J6z2qA/standings-colonial.htm [Accessed 7 May 2018]
 D3 Football (2007) Mount Ida Mustangs Standings 2007 [Internet] Available from: http://www.d3football.com/teams/Mount_Ida/2007/index [Accessed 7 May 2018]
 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]
 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]
 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]
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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