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2003 D1 Players Survey

2003 D1 Players Survey

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TTABLE OFABLE OFCONTENTSCONTENTS
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2003 AFCAPLAYER SURVEYINTRODUCTION
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PARTICIPANTS
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PLAYER PROFILE
2
Sample Characteristics
3
Ethnic Origin
4
Place of Upbringing
5
Family Background
8
ParentsÕEducation
9
ParentsÕOccupation
12
Major Field of Study
14
Reasons for Playing
15
Attending College Regardless of Football
16
Selecting a College
17
Person of Greatest Influence
19
Two-Sport Athletes
20
ACADEMICS
21
Importance of Graduating
22
Academic Interest
23
High School and College GPAÕs
25
Socioeconomic Background
29
GPAand Ethnic Origin
31
SATand ACTScores
32
 Number of Test Sittings
33
College Entrance Exams and Ethnic Origin
35
When They Became Aware of NCAAAcademic Requirements
36
Who Told Them About NCAAAcademic Standards
37
Prepared for College
 
Contents Continued
39
ECONOMIC ISSUES
40
Type of Financial Aid
41
Type of Aid by Ethnic Origin
43
 Necessary Living Expenses
44
RECRUITING
45
Knowledge of the Rules
46
The Recruiting Process
47
Visiting an Institution
48
In-Person Contacts
49
Illegal Inducements
50
Letter of Intent
51
PERSONALCHOICE
52
Drug Use
53
Alcohol Use
54
 Number of Times Tested
(freshmen excluded)55
Players Are Well Informed About Perils of Drug Use
56
Legal Energy Supplements
57
OPINIONS
58
What Players Like Best About College Football
59
Time Commitment to Football
61
Improving The Game
62
TODAYÕS COLLEGE FOOTBALLPLAYER IS ACOLLEGE STUDENT
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APPENDIX A
 
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20032003AFCAAFCAPLAPLAYER SUR YER SUR VEYVEY
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
During fall practice of 2002, the American Football Coaches Associationconducted a player survey to obtain information from todayÕs football playing student-athlete.College football players were asked to provide information regarding avariety of topics that included their personal background, academicexperience, personal habits, financial resources and opinions regardingcollege football.Survey forms were distributed to NCAADivision I-Amember institutions.Players were assured anonymity and confidentiality in completing thequestionnaire, and the results were subsequently compiled, cross-tabulatedand analyzed.Responses were received from 5,474 football players from 66 teams andrepresent a cross-section of the Division I-Amembership.The purpose of the survey is to provide information to college administratorsand coaches that will help them to better understand the interests and perceptions of todayÕs college football player. In addition, the data willenable those involved with college football to give consideration to the position of the student-athlete in the development of legislation that impactsthe sport. The AFCAalso hopes to educate the public about todayÕs collegefootball player.Aspecial thanks to the staff of Pacey Economics Group of Boulder,Colorado for providing the statistical analysis and assistance with theinterpretation of this data.
Copyright © American Football Coaches Association 2003All Rights Reserved

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