From Linebacker to Whip
One of the key defensive players on the miracle 1971 Lions team has just been elected to one of the top positions in the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
Frank Dermody '73 was elected House Majority Whip last week and the preceeding link has a great profile of his life and career. He was first elected as a state representative in 1990.
Dermody became a starting linebacker after just a few games into his sophomore season of 1970. He was a team leader from then on.
A top player from the Hudson Valley/Catskills area is considering Columbia.
Dan Scalo of Monroe-Woodbury High School is a QB/all-around athlete who has won his area's MVP award two of the last three years. He's also being courted by Lafayette, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Albany and Wyoming.
Scalo was a BCS-level recruit before he ran into some injury troubles, a familiar story by now for most people who follow Ivy League recruiting.