Amarillo Globe News - Imagine a super talented receiver playing football for Texas Tech on Saturday and then suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
In reality, that could not happen. Athletes are not allowed to play for the NCAA and the NFL at the same time.
But in the sport of rodeo, athletes are allowed to compete on the collegiate and pro circuits at the same time.
One cowboy who has thrived on both the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuits within the past year is Wesley Thorp, a 22-year-old Texas Tech student who has homes in Throckmorton and in Stephenville.