Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry Approves of Anthony Schlegel's Body Slam

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Ramsey: Fisher DeBerry Approves of Anthony Schlegel's Body Slam


Ramsey, David, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)


Anthony Schlegel once roamed Falcon Stadium, searching for ball carriers to slam to the turf. He ranks near the top of the most vigilant defenders in Air Force history.

The football nation now knows Schlegel as the man who bodyslammed a college student who foolishly wandered into a football game Sept. 27. Nearly seven million have watched footage on YouTube of the immense Schlegel, an Ohio State conditioning coach, dropping the not- so-immense Anthony Wunder, a senior engineering student.

Fisher DeBerry, coach at Air Force from 1984 to 2006, knows a different young man. He knows Schlegel taught Bible classes to third graders while he was a cadet. He knows Schlegel hunts wild boar in Texas and donates the meat to the homeless in Fort Worth. He knows Schlegel traveled from a lightly recruited high school player to the NFL.

Schlegel's body slam is controversial. Some admire the law-and- order he brought to the field. Others abhor the sheer violence.

Count DeBerry as a supporter of the slam.

"That guy was interfering with the game," DeBerry said in a phone conversation from his South Carolina home. "That's the reason Anthony took care of business. He thought he was doing something good for the university."

DeBerry laughs. When he first heard about the big hit, he worried Schlegel had departed the sideline to tackle an opposing ball carrier.

"He's a no-nonsense guy. He's very intense, and when the game is going on, he's so focused. When somebody tries to interrupt . It doesn't surprise me at all."

Schlegel's Air Force story carries both happiness and sadness for DeBerry. After finishing his high school career at Highland Park, a ritzy suburb of Dallas, the 6-foot Schlegel searched for a Division I scholarship, but was considered too short and too slow.

DeBerry, though, was interested in Schlegel, who won a Texas state title in wrestling. Chad Hennings, also known as a better high school wrestler than tackler, became the finest player in Air Force history.

Schlegel immediately made a splash as a freshman in 2001 and was named to the Mountain West's first-team defense as a sophomore. …

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