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The Real MVPs of the Game

The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and college football is well underway. It’s one of the best times of the year as you gather with your family and friends and root for your favorite teams. Whether you are there for the game, the players, the marching band, or even the mascot, college football season always brings excitement to everyone. However, do you know who the underlying hero of the season is? Nope, it’s not the coaches or even the trainers, it’s the hard-working drivers and the trucks that haul all the equipment from game to game. They are the real stars.

The Game Plan

These huge trucks are not only responsible for hauling almost everything on the field; including the medical supplies, the warm-up gear, the equipment, the training gear, and anything else you may think of, short of the benches. However, their duties include so much more. They are required to pack all the equipment up and get it to the stadium on time. It can be a stressful job, as the start of the game is dependent on these drivers.

The Kickoff

Most of these drivers do this job on top of their full-time jobs. Mainly for the fact that they love what they do. They love the college football atmosphere, they love college football, and they love the perks of the job. Many of the drivers get to be a part of the football action. They are found in the locker rooms during halftime, listening to the coach’s speech. They are found watching the game and rooting for their team. The truckers are on the field before and after the game and enjoy the benefit of staying in a hotel with the team when on the road. The job is really fulfilling for many, stressful at times, but provides the drivers a sense of pride and a new look into something that many would love to be involved with.

The Touchdown

These drivers are not only employees but they are a member of the team. Truckers work closely with the team and the staff, knowing all the ins and outs of all the equipment. They are in charge of logistics and knowing where each piece of equipment has to go, including the exercise bike. They know they have to move fast, as pack-up usually lasts 90 minutes and the team cannot wait for them. However, it’s the excitement of the road and the fan interaction that brings the job to a whole new level. Whether it’s the fan waves or the boo’s as they are driving on the highway, or the high-five’s at rest stops, nobody can miss the giant college logos on the huge trucks. At the end of each game, no matter if it’s a win or a loss, the real MVP has to pack it all up and head back home. Riding off into the sunset as the true hero of the game.

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