There have been good stories lately about the return to football of Cory Elmore, the twin of ex-Arizona Wildcat defensive end Ricky Elmore. The Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller talked to Cory for a story over the weekend (part of which you can read below).
Cory never played at Arizona because of a heart condition, but he’s cleared to play and itching to get back on the field, if he can navigate the NCAA’s eligibility rules.
Before deciding to pursue further college eligibility — based on having lost multiple years to the medical condition — he worked out for NFL scouts at Arizona’s pro day in March, when he showed off his long-snapping ability, a skill he has worked on since he was a kid.
“I’m just happy he came back out here and he’s competing again,” Ricky said on pro day.
“He was competing in body building for a while, but he wants to get back on the field and get around other people and get into a team sport. He has a chance. He is physically gifted.
“He has recharged his batteries and he’s ready to go out there and give it another shot.”