In the 31st episode of the Sideline Sass Podcast, host Emily Van Buskirk brings you the origin story of the infamous Making Fullbacks Great Again hat.
The fullback position, which has been written about recently as going extinct, is actually alive and well in both the NFL and in college football.
And Emily is determined to prove it.
So she enlists the help of two active fullbacks: Keith Smith of the Atlanta Falcons and Tory Carter of the National Championship LSU Tigers.
Smith, who just signed a 3-year contract extension with the Falcons on March 14th, tells listeners why the fullback is not in fact dead and how his brand, MFGA came to be. Smith played 196 snaps for the Falcons last season, starting in five games and he talks about the Atlanta culture, how good he thinks the team will be next year and who is the funniest dude on the Falcons. He also gives a shout out to former Stanford TE Austin Hooper. And he offers up advice to young fullbacks everywhere.
Speaking of young fullbacks, Emily is joined later by LSU’s wild man Tory Carter, who talks about the National Championship season, how his dad knew he would be a fullback from Day 1 and how being a fullback helped him get a girlfriend. FYI, its not the pick-up line you think. Carter also talks about his dream of joining the NFL fullback fraternity and one day coaching a team of his own.
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Also follow Emily on Twitter and Instagram at @Emilnem. Follow Keith Smith on Instagram at @beef31 and on Twitter at @K_SMITH31. You can visit his website and gear up at www.MakingFullbacksGreatAgain.com and follow the brand on Twitter at @MFGA40. Make sure you follow Tory Carter on Twitter at @Tory44Carter and on Instagram at @t.money_44.