Limon’s intelligence translates to football field
It was hard for this "Baby Boomer" sports writer to not feel like MacArthur's Jordan Limon was talking about yours truly, but in reality all he's doing is being smart and understanding what the future will hold for our nation's future work force.
In fact, Limon was late for this interview as he made the bus ride back from the Great Plains Technical Center where he's already preparing for his career by taking classes in biomedical studies and anatomy, not your normal classroom load for a high school student.
"There are a huge number of Baby Boomers about ready to retire and those people are going to be needing medical care in many areas and physical therapy is one of those, so that's what I'm going to do," the senior center said. "There are going to be more openings in that field and the pay is good, so it sounds great to me."
Unlike many students, school has always come easy for the 6-0, 280-pounder.
"School has always come easy; I've never had to study that much," he said. "I know it will be tougher as I get into the more advanced courses, but I'm excited about learning. It will take some work when I get into those upper classes."
With his ability to comprehend even complex medical terms, it's not a surprise that he also understands the X's and O's of football. In fact, he's the guy who makes the offensive line calls for protection and blocking schemes.
"It takes a lot of work with the coaches and watching video, but it's not all that hard," he said. "On every play we have calls to make; even the guards have to make some calls so the tackles will get the blocking schemes. We have our own code words that we've all gotten together to create."