Well its complete crap, LOL but I finally finished the process. I've gone back and forth never actually taking the process to completion. I've re-rigged the character, test animated but never exported! I keep stopping when I hit any wall. Like the pops in the animation are b/c of the way I used fullbodyIK and how it keys more things than I was aware of, so next time I redo this I'll start a different way.
I want to re-rig him again changing the height of the hips so the legs are longer with a lower crotch as it were.