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Hand Jive, Football-Wise

When you think of hand jiving, you almost immediately think of rock and role music or the rhythm and blues music of the 1950s. Well, the next time you are at a football game, pay particular attention to the players' hands immediately after the ball is snapped. While watching them, you might think the players are doing their own version of the hand jive.

"When I go back in May and help my high school linebackers they ask how it is like going against D-lineman and I tell them that it's kind of like playing freeze tag - if they touch you you are frozen because they are so powerful," said sophomore middle linebacker Bo Walters. "When they shoot their hands out at you it's almost like martial arts trying to bat their hands away and get them off of you...

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