Oct. 21, 2011
Normally, it's during the offseason when college football programs announce new recruits.
Lehigh University went about its "recruiting" a little differently this year.
The seventh-ranked Mountain Hawks have adopted 8-year-old Jack Knudson of Breinigsville, Pa., this season. Jack, a second grader at The Swain School, has an inoperable brain tumor.
"He was here (last week) and he was beaming," coach Andy Coen said. "It's a really neat thing."
Jack's relationship with the Lehigh football team began two years ago when he and his grandfather, Andy Werner, a Lehigh alum, attended the annual Brown and White scrimmage in the spring. After the game, Coen met Jack and gave him an autographed team ball.
Jack's connection with the Mountain Hawks has grown since then. He visited the team on Oct. 8 and Oct. 13, received a tour of the locker room and posed for pictures with players.
For the complete article by Michael LoRe of the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times click here
For more, read Keith Groller's article in the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call