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Jeremy Bloom may make another run at Olympic skiing glory
Jeremy Bloom may try to fly high at the Olympics one more time if he can't land a starting spot on an NFL squad.
Courtesy U.S. Olympic Committee 

Jeremy Bloom may make another run at Olympic skiing glory

Former CU football star takes one last shot at landing on NFL squad
By David O. Williams

June 23, 2008 —  Former Ski U star Jeremy Bloom told 9News Sunday night there’s a chance he could return to the ski world if this whole NFL thing doesn’t work out.

Bloom, the GQ mogul skier from Loveland who grew up pounding the bumps at Keystone and went on to star at CU as a jaw-dropping kick returner and wide receiver, is in training camp these days trying to secure a spot on his second NFL squad, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles after finishing sixth at the Torino Olympics in 2006 (behind bronze medalist Toby Dawson of Vail), Bloom told 9News he’s fully focused on landing a spot on the Steelers squad after a hamstring injury sidelined him for the Eagles most of last season.

But at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, the lightning-fast Bloom seems realistic about a long-term football career. He told Denver’s NBC affiliate that there is a possibility he could go for the gold again in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It would be his third Olympic Games (he finished ninth in Salt Lake City in 2002).

An MTV host, magazine model and ski-film star, Bloom had five touchdown plays of more than 75 yards when he starred at CU and won three world championship medals as a skier. He left the Buffs when he got into a dispute with NCAA over his ski endorsements.



Comment on article  2 Comments on "Jeremy Bloom may make another run at Olympic skiing glory"


John — June 30, 2008

He definately would not make a run at 2010 olympics because we are in 2008 and I fully expect him to be returning some punts and kicks and catching a few out as a slot receiver.. He will make a really good slot receiver...


Mark — August 3, 2008

Pittsburgh has been so weak at the return position. If Jeremy can make it through training camp until the exhibition games then he can showcase his talent and earn one of the return-wide receiving gigs..Keep him Mike Tomlin !!!



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