The Adler Twins were born to two successful parents in the middle of the concrete jungle. Their early years were spent living in a nice condo in Manhattan. From an early age, you could tell that these two boys would be big and they would be strong. They spent all day running around and they just never seemed to be able to find any rest. Both of them got hooked on football at a very early age. Their father, a Michigan Alum, watched every game with them on TV and in their vacations often took them to games. This planted the seed for both of the boys wanting to play football.
At the age of six, Alex and Aaron got enrolled in a prestigious private school in New York City. Already at that young age, they were very fast and strong for their age, so it was no surprise when they dominated the tryouts for their flag football team. This was the start of a long and successful career in football for both of them.
Although they both loved the game, they enjoyed completely different aspects of it. Alex loved nothing more than to score touchdowns or make big gains. He loved the thrill of someone chasing him because he knew nobody could stop him anyway. His brother Aaron, on the other hand, was almost the polar opposite. He played almost his entire career at Outside Linebacker and he loved it. There was no offensive line that could stop him and he enjoyed nothing more than hitting the QB again and again until he wanted to get subbed out of the game to avoid being hit again.
Right off the bat, you could tell these boys were something special.
They both dominated on their side of the ball and it was not uncommon for them to ruin their matchups day completely. In addition to physically overpowering their opponent, they also gained a reputation for being massive trash talkers and seemed to always find a way to get in the other teams head.
Throughout middle school, the twins were the clear cut captains on their teams and were also considered to be top 10 prospects in the nation. Despite this, year after year they failed to win any championships due to the lackluster roster people kept putting around them.
By the time that the Adler Brothers entered High School, both stood just shy of 6 feet tall and both weighed in at 190 lbs. Although they were gifted athletes, their parents were very adamant that the boys keep straight A’s in school or else they would not be allowed to play. This led the two to be great students, as they did not plan on missing a single down this season.
In their freshman year of High School, their team did not manage to make the post-season. This annoyed the twins to no avail. In the off-season both players spent almost their entire free time in the gym lifting weight, working on their conditioning, etc.
They were ready for their sophomore year when the time came. Both were bigger and stronger than last year, and they were hungry for the wins that they felt where owed to them. The season started off great. Winning their first 3 games was a huge motivation boost. They lost one game close, however it was a rain game and they believed that if a rematch were to happen they would be victorious. After winning out the season the entire team was incredibly excited and could not wait to play their first playoff game.
After winning their first 4 playoff games, morale was at an all-time high and the boys couldn’t wait to destroy whatever team they had to to make it to the National Championship. This, however, is when tragedy struck.
On his way to the boys game, their fathers' car was hit by a drunk taxi driver who ran a red light. The taxi crashed right into the side of the car where twins father was sitting. He got rushed to the Hospital where the whole family met him and the doctors. He was put on life support and the doctors spent hours operating on him. Luckily, their father survived. Without their two star player, however, their team absolutely got washed.
In the summer the family as a whole decided that the city life was too stressful for the bunch. Throughout summer break the twins and their parents relocated too Long Island. There the boys played for Massapequa High School. Coming into their junior seasons both twins where pretty much exactly 6’1 foot tall and had reached a weight of almost 220 lbs. This, however, did not stop the boys from improving. In their first season at the new school, they managed to help their team make a deep playoff push. Sadly they once again fell short of winning it all, yet this year it only happened in the finals.
Throughout the next summer and season, the twins kept honing their craft. By playoff time Alex was 6’2 235 lbs and his brother Aaron weighed in at 6’2 240 lbs. The season went spectacularly for the Massapequa Chiefs. They won every single game of the season, marking Massapequa’s first shutout season. In the playoffs, they took their momentum with them demolishing their first few opponents. In the finals the played their division rivals and it was here where the twins really made their impact felt. Aaron managed to end the game with 4 sacks and 3 tackles for a loss whilst also forcing a fumble by the opposing offense. Alex was also no slouch, however, combining for 300 yards receiving along with 4 touchdowns to win their first ever high school ring.
Michigan along with a few other programs had sent out scouts to observe the twins in this game. After the game, the Representative of theUniversity of Michigan approached the boys and offered them a full ride in Ann Arbour. Seeing as their father had also gone to Michigan the decision to join the Wolverines was a no brainer for Alex and Aaron, and they can’t wait to lace up for Michigan in the coming season.
Adler means Eagle in German and the set of twins is anxious for the chance to spread their wings and fly!