Big Blocker on the Block
A punishing blocking fullback from Tennessee is considering coming to Columbia.
Andrew Montgomery just won the prestigious Hume Award, which is “presented annually to an outstanding Metro public school player from Nashville who excels in sportsmanship, scholarship and football ability.”
It’s very impressive for a high school fullback, with little or no rushing stats of his own, to be recognized in this way. The coaches in his conference obviously knew what a big deal he was for his team and made sure to spotlight him.
Now the big question is which college program will reap the benefits?
Speaking of reaping benefits, Alex Gross finds out tonight if he will be the winner of the super prestigious Bill Campbell Trophy.
In all seriousness, the trophy always goes to someone from a major BCS program. The National Football Foundation knows the value of public relations, and awarding the trophy to someone not even in an FBS program ain’t going to grab headlines.
But just making it this far in the process is such a great achievement for Alex and the Columbia program in general. This is a night to celebrate his personal, and Columbia’s communal, achievement.
Gross and classmate Adam Mehrer were just named to the Academic All Ivy Team as well! Gross a 1st Teamer, Mehrer an honorable mention.
One of the best safeties in Columbia history, Tad Crawford '07, is going to test the free agency market in the CFL after for seasons with the British Columbia Lions in Vancover.
On a sour note, the harsh realities of what passes for “fun” in college came to a crashing halt at Columbia early this morning.
None of the people arrested were on the football team, and I don’t believe any of them were on any Columbia athletic teams at all. And as much as I’d like to gloat about that, I am not foolish enough to think any one group is really immune to this sort of thing.
I’m also not 100% sad that these arrests occurred, because this kind of incident will hopefully put the fear of God into some of the kids out there.