A Gerst Burst
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Columbia goes camping starting this Saturday
Most of the Ivy League schools that hold summer football camps have either wrapped them up or are conducting them right now.
Columbia is doing something different this summer by holding four one-day camp sessions and a fifth separate kicking session. The first camp session is this Saturday.
I wouldn’t know how best to evaluate a bunch of high school kids when it comes to deciding if they’re college football material. But I can tell you that with scorching and humid weather returning to NYC this week, any young athlete who looks good on the field right now is probably physically more than able to compete at the next level.
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#74: Another Burst of Gerst
If you ever read the comments section of this blog and scratch your head trying to figure out why junior RB Nick Gerst has such a loyal following, all you need to do is look back at what Gerst did on three consecutive plays late in the first half against Princeton in week 3.
With the score tied at 7 and just 3:19 left in the second quarter, Columbia got the ball after a Tiger punt at its own 20 yard line,
The Lions used three plays and no timeouts to eke out one first down to their own 35.
It appeared that Columbia was possibly content to let the clock run out and go into the locker room all tied up.
Then Gerst got into the act.
On 1st and ten Gerst exploded behind LT Jeff Adams for a 41 yard gain along the east sideline to the Princeton 24.
Suddenly Columbia got more of a sense of urgency, but Gerst didn’t need a rest.
On the next play, Gerst took the ball again and made a nice eight yard run to the 16.
And he wasn’t finished yet…
On the next play, QB Sean Brackett threw a short pass to Gerst who turned it into a 14 yard gain and 1st and goal at the Tiger two.
That ended an impressive flurry of offensive prowess from Gerst, three plays and 63 yards, and one play later it resulted in a TD.