Trent Steelman Olympian?

Former Army quarterback Trent Steelman participated in an U.S. Bobsled Combine Saturday in Atlanta and his father, Bob, has told the Times Herald-Record that his son has qualified for Olympic team trials.

“We talked to the coaches down there and both of them were on the team several years ago, one was a driver and the other a pusher,” Bob Steelman said. “What they described seemed it was right up Trent’s alley. Will he stay 100 percent interested? I’m sure he will. You know Trent. He gives it everything he’s got when he does something.”

Steelman was tested for speed, explosion and power in Atlanta. Standing broad jump and an underhanded 18-pound shot-put throw were also part of the combine.

“He did 460 or 470 pounds on the squat, three times and the guy told him not to go any higher because he maxed out as high as he could score on that,” Bob Steelman said…”For an athlete’s perspective, it keeps him in shape.”

Steelman is waiting for the Army to decide his football fate. The academy’s rushing touchdown leader was  offered a free-agent contract by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens immediately after the NFL draft in April. He attended Ravens’ rookie mini-camp. But, Bob Steelman said the contract, “has been tied up in review” by the Army for several weeks.

“I guess it’s made it up the chain and we haven’t been made aware of any decision one way or another,” Bob Steelman said.

Steelman isn’t the first recent West Point football alum to pursue the national bobsledding team. Caleb Campbell, a former safety and 2008 graduate, unsuccessfully attempted in 2009.

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