Tackles, crashing hamlets and knocking players down is what Denzell Becker is known for on the field. After high school, Becker wasn’t offered a scholarship to play SEC football, so instead he came to MUW and got involved in intermural sports. Of course, flag football is nothing compared to the SEC, but he had to make the best of it.
“I miss hitting the other players from other teams,” Becker said.
Becker, who is a senior, has been on the flag football team since his freshman year in 2010. Even though he is not playing in the SEC, just being able to be on any field is a wonderful feeling for him. He is the captain of one of the three male teams at the W.
“I actually like playing flag football. I’m closer here with my teammates than I think I would’ve have been at an SEC college,” he said.
Flag football is becoming a big sport here on campus, and many students are starting to participate in the sport. Males aren’t the only ones who have played football. Girls are starting to overpower the guys.
“I think it’s a good idea for everyone to get involved and meet new students,” Becker said.
From freshmen to seniors, they all come together to form a team and come up with lots of strategies to play against each other. The captain will pick people he would like to play on his team. Even though there aren’t many guys here, there are always a lot who go out to play. It’s not a rough or hard sport. It’s just as simple as eating ice cream. The player runs for a touchdown before the next person pulls a flag.
Same way with the girls, as many social clubs and other female students come together and create teams to play softly against each other. It’s all fun and games, not something you have to get mad about, it’s just something to enjoy. The fun starts on Mondays through Thursdays at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
“I think it’s a fun opportunity to have on campus,” Becker said.
It’s not like Saturday SEC game days, but it can be lots of fun, if you just get involved.