The Baltimore Ravens' John Urschels is attending MIT pursuing a Phd. While there this semester he worked out with the MIT football team. Here's what he said ....I didnít know what to expect. But what I found was that the team at MIT is no joke. It is a football team ó in some ways, more of a football team than any Iíd ever seen. These guys love football. They are playing the game because they want to. No one is making them come to practice, no one is checking up on them. They know as well as anyone about head injuries; they know that football is dangerous; they know the feeling of exhaustion and pain. They still play. They donít do it for money, and they donít do it for status. The average size of their crowds is fewer than 1,000. On campus, no one gives them a second look. (The guys who won the Putnam Competition ó a national math contest ó three years in a row are the ones who get treated like star quarterbacks.) But they show up every day and work hard because itís their choice ó because they love to play...Some of you may remember MIT had an undefeated regular season in 2014.
I think this is very indicative of all of D3. To see the full article http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/john-urschel-s-excellent-mit-offseason-142359101.html