Weight Question

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  1. usma5627

    usma5627 Member

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    Are athletes who have to put on weight (lineman in football) exempt from the body fat rule during the exam. If they are close are there exceptions, as I know that the line is 24% but are the rules changed for athletes? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. navygirl89

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    I'm fairly certain that if you're over the maximum weight they look at your body fat percentage, but that has to be within, I believe, 24% - no exceptions
     
  3. BoyerPA

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    From what I've been told form USAFA cadets: the linemen on their football team sign a form stating that, at the time of commissioning they will meet the height and weight standards. To my knowledge this would not be available for say, a high school football linemen who isn't going to play for USAFA.
     

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