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Former Michigan RB (and high school highlights machine) Sam McGuffie makes the US Olympic bobsled team

"We could only name 12 people to the team, but there are a lot of players behind the scenes and on the ice that helped make the dreams of those 12 come true". Now, McGuffie will be twisting and turning in the Winter Olympics.

The United States qualified three teams for both the two-man and four-man bobsled competitions, with qualifications wrapping up over the weekend.

The football player-turned-bobsledder was a four-star prospect coming out of high school.

McGuffie, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back, started as a freshman for MI, but transferred out of the program in 2008.

Along with football, McGuffie ran track collegiately, doing everything from the 60 and 100-meter dash to pole vaulting to shot put.

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The former MI running back was one of 12 to be named to the 2018 United States Olympic bobsled team, it was announced Monday morning.

Sam McGuffie, of Houston was selected Monday morning to be a push athlete, tasked with rocketing the heavy sled off the starting line.

Joining McGuffie on the push crew will be Evan Weinstock and Steve Langton.

Previously, two short-track speedskaters from Federal Way, Washington, punched their tickets to the 2018 Winter Games by racing well at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Utah.

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