Feb. 21, 2012
It's a different experience over the winter months for Ross Scheuerman. The former Allentown football and wrestling star has been doing his off-season conditioning work as a freshman on Lafayette College's football team instead of competing in wrestling as he has the past four years for his high school wrestling team, the last two as a state place-winner.
Scheuerman has plenty of motivation behind him as he prepares for spring workouts. Coming off a superb freshman season in which he was moved early in the season from the kickoff return team to the starting backfield, Scheuerman was a candidate receiving votes for the Jerry RiceAward, given by The Sports Network for the Freshman of theYear in the Football Championship Sub- Division.
"I was just really humbled to be a part of that list," said Scheuerman of the Jerry Rice award. "It's something special."
Scheuerman, who also was an All-Patriot League Second Team selection at tailback and return specialist, is the ninth Lafayette player to get Rookie of the Year. He was named to the Rookie of the Week honor four times during the season.
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