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VERMONT'S NATIONAL RANK
No. 44 pro | No. 50 college | No. 50 high school
No. 44 Vermont
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Bob Bateman, who was the quarterback during Vermont's final season of football, was drafted in the seventh round by the Bengals. Oscar "Swede" Johnson and Arthur Harms played for early NFL teams after their stints at Vermont.
At Vermont, the basketball team has drawn national attention as a March Madness Cinderella, alongside traditionally strong hockey and ski teams. If Vermont were to field a Division I program, there might be no more scenic state for tailgating, but the Catamounts stopped playing football in 1974.
Vermont is a beautiful state, great for skiing, camping and maple syrup. High school football: not so much. NCAA all-time touchdown reception leader David Ball (he broke the record this year in neighboring New Hampshire) is from Orange. Spring 2006 D-I signees: zero. Fall 2006 high school football teams: 30.
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