North Dakota college begins football season with 49-year-old player

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The North Dakota State College of Science wildcats started their season a few weeks ago, including a freshman who has been waiting quite a while for his shot at college football.

Ray Ruschel is 49 years old, which for most prospective freshman student athletes, may pose too much of a challenge. Not quite for the 17-year-long active duty member currently in the North Dakota Army National Guard.

Ruschel came to the team after finding out about it from a friend of his within his Army unit. He was determined to not only make the team, but make a real impact with his teammates.

As important as locking blocks, stopping touchdowns and winning games is, Ruschel says his goals remain simple.

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