A college freshman decided to try

A college freshman decided to try out for the football team.
“Can you tackle?” asked the coach.

“Watch this,” said the freshman, who proceeded to run smack into a telephone pole, shattering it to splinters.

“Wow,” said the coach. “I’m impressed.
Can you run?”
“Of course I can run,” said the freshmann.

He was off like a shot, and, in just over nine seconds, he had run a hundred yard dash.
“Great!” enthused the coach.

“But can you pass a football?”
The freshman hesitated for a few seconds.
“Well, sir,” he said,

“If I can swallow it, I can probably pass it.”