Colgate's Eachus Ready to Exit with Another Rush to Glory

Colgate's Nate Eachus

Aug. 30, 2011

It's hard to believe that it has been four years since Nate Eachus put on one of the best shows ever seen on Lehigh Valley football fields.

In consecutive District 11 playoff games in 2007, Eachus, then a senior at Hazleton, ran for 263 yards against Easton, 387 against Liberty and 188 against Parkland.

Only a blocked field goal try on the final play of the game prevented Hazleton from winning the district title.

Eachus' career has only flourished since that night in Orefield.

He has made his mark in three seasons at Colgate, rushing for 3,722 yards and 47 touchdowns, including 1,871 yards and 22 scores in 2010 as a junior when the Raiders led the country in rushing.

He enters the 2011 season a preseason first-team All-American and Walter Payton Award candidate as well as the Patriot League's preseason offensive player of the year.

For the complete article by Keith Groller of the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call click here

For more on Eachus, read this article by John Pittaresi of the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch