Warning, the following will probably make you very angry when you realize that a person who massaged the system, valued his university's traditions so much he sold them to the highest bidder, and he will make six figures this year without anything close to a college degree or possibly even playing at all.
It was reported this afternoon that Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor scored a 7 on his wonderlic test. (UPDATE: Okay, maybe it wasn't a seven, but a 22 after all. We may never know the right answer, but it was still funny when we thought it was a seven.)
I'll let that one sink in for a bit, kids. here is a description of what the Wonderlic test is and what the scores mean:
The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test (formerly known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)) is a twelve-minute, fifty-question test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. The test was developed by industrial psychologist Eldon F. Wonderlic. The score is calculated as the number of correct answers given in the allotted time. A score of 20 is intended to indicate average intelligence (corresponding to an intelligence quotient of 100; a rough conversion is accomplished via the following formula: IQ = 2WPT + 60. A new version was released in January 2007 called the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test (formerly known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test – Revised). It contains questions more appropriate to the 21st century and is available both online and in printed form, whereas the original test is only available on paper.
It's pretty basic, really. The NFL prefers to have a score of 24 for a quarterback, with a minimum of 21. The lowest position ranking is 16 for a halfback, I am assuming because that is a very instinctual position whereas a quarterback and offensive linemen must read defenses and react both before and during the play.
The problem lies that any score below a 10 is considered to be a mark of illiteracy. Vince Young famously had a six before retaking it and getting a 16. In a related note, he is no longer a starting quarterback in the NFL. I found a sample test online of 20 questions and found it really wasn't that hard. I scored a 45 (because I am awesome, but that's beside the point). it's really not that hard of a test with even a modicum of thought. Hell, I took it with a few spare minutes while bored at work and without part of my future being on the line. Granted, Pryor probably didn't think
at all of what this reader thought:
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