Vreeman twins to give football a try (Football)

June 18, 2010

Despite having no gridiron experience, recent Heritage Christian High School graduates Amos and Gideon Vreeman will try their luck at football in college.

“It looks like fun,” Amos told me.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound 18-year-old identical twins are all-state basketball players who were already planning to walk on the hoops team at Dordt College, a NAIA school in Sioux City, Iowa.

Then they inquired about walking on the football team, too.

“We’ve always wanted to play football because it’s a sport we were never able to play in a league or in high school,” Amos said.

Dordt College has only fielded a football team since 2007, and the team is still working through the kinks as most new programs do. The Defenders dropped 10 of 11 games last season, including losses of 72-0 and 58-0.

But help from Alaska is on the way in the form of two ravenous rookies.

The twins are expected to play defensive back or wide receiver.

Their father, Steve, is excited to see what his boys can do on the gridiron.

“They are good athletes and they work hard at whatever they are doing,” he said.

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