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Earl Heyman in the 1450 studio this Sunday 8/19
August 14, 2012KentuckySports.co
Earl Heyman finished his High School career with the Ballard Bruins with 212 tackles, 32 sacks and 50 tackles for a loss.
According to scout.com and rivals.com Earl was a 4 star prospect and the top player the Cardinals signed in the 2005 class. Here is an article by rivals.com’s Howie Lindsay from 2005 when Earl committed to play for his hometown team, the Louisville Cardinals.
I didn't really consider anyone else," Heyman told Inside The Ville in an exclusive interview moments after he signed his Letter of Intent with U of L. "I was a Cardinal at heart since I was a boy and now I get a chance to play for them." Earl told www.insidetheville.com back in 2005 after he committed to be a Cardinal only weeks before National Signing Day.
Earl recorded 112 tackles, 20.5 for a loss and 8.5 sacks as a member of the Cardinals team between 2005-2008. He was on the Orange Bowl winning team in 2006 and he contributed at both the DE and DT positions for all four years as a Cardinal.
Earl tried out and made it onto the Saints practice squad for the 2009 season where he wore Jersey # 66, was listed at 6 ft 1, 310 lbs. He was a member of the 2010 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Championship Team. His best game as a member of the Saints came on 9/3/2010 when he recorded 2 tackles against the Miami Dolphins.
Aside from winning a Super Bowl with the Saints, Earl was a first hand witness to one of the more significant scandals in professional sports in many years as “Bounty Gate” has resulted in many suspensions including Head Coach Sean Payton being forced to sit out the entire 2012 NFL season.
On June 20, 2012 Jason LaCanfora (@Jason LaCanfora) tweeted that Former Saint is Earl Heyman, who was on sideline,told me unequivocally Anthony Hargrove did not utter "pay me" comment. http://t.co/fbHEnKpV
When Earl’s chances to continue playing football at the highest level appeared to have come to an end he could have chosen to play in Canada or for any of the other professional football leagues that exist today. He instead chose to do something that is also very deeply rooted in Louisville’s athletic tradition, he set his eyes on become a Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Earl began training with legendary trainer Jimmy Doolin right here in Louisville, KY.
On 4/19/2012 Earl took a big step toward his goal when he won the Indiana Golden Gloves Heavyweight Boxing Championship. Earl most recently won the Ringside Heavyweight Amateur Boxing Championship Tournament on Saturday 8/4 and is now the top rated Amateur Heavyweight Boxer in the Country.
Earl will be joining the “Weekend Sports Buzz” Crew in studio this Sunday 8/19 from 10AM-12PM to talk boxing, football and whatever else comes up in the world of sports. We all are really looking forward to hearing some of Earl’s great insight into all things Sports.
*We will also be having Lance McAlister of 1530 ESPN on to talk Cincinnati Reds/Bengalsat 11:30AM.