January 19, 1987 |
In the end, the University of Pittsburgh won out. After visiting the school Jan. 10 and 11, West Chester East football star Eric Seaman made a verbal commitment to attend. Under college rules, he is allowed to sign a letter of intent after Feb. 11. Seaman, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end and defensive end for the Vikings, was named to The Inquirer's all-area team for the season. Although he had visited Notre Dame and was scheduled to visit Syracuse and Rutgers, Seaman said that the minute he stepped on Pitt's campus, he knew it would be his choice.
August 21, 2013 |
Considering the test that life hurled at Romond Deloatch earlier this year, this was nothing. A week ago Sunday, Deloatch, one of 14 true freshmen to play for Temple last season, found out that his late arrival to a team meeting would be punished by being moved from tight end to defensive end. "At first I was mad about it," said the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder. "[Coach Matt Rhule] just handed me the defensive playbook and didn't say anything else. But I knew why he was doing it. I understand.
August 14, 2013 |
IF CLAY HARBOR weren't such a positive, upbeat guy, he might think the Eagles were trying to tell him something. Something not very good. The fourth-year tight end caught a career-high 25 passes last season, then watched as the team added not one, but two highly touted tight ends in the offseason - free agent James Casey and second-round pick Zach Ertz. Then, during OTAs in May, the coaches asked Harbor to take some reps at outside linebacker. The experiment lasted only a day, and coach Chip Kelly said it was nothing more than food for thought in the event of an emergency, but still.
September 18, 1988 |
Haddon Township football coach Bill Hoover hopes his team will turn the corner to respectability this season. After finishing with a 3-5-1 record last season in the Colonial Conference - Haddon Township's fifth straight year without a winning season - Hoover is looking for his Hawks to reach the .500 level this season. Haddon Township had six straight winning seasons between 1977 and 1982. But only a 4-4-1 record in 1986 has relieved the string of losing seasons in recent years.
November 11, 1991 |
Mike Graff, movie critic for the Springfield football team, liked what he saw during film sessions leading up to Friday night's game at Marple Newtown. "We saw that their defense was very aggressive," Graff said. "On every little fake, they came flying up. " Graff flew by Marple's defenders Friday night whenever the Cougars ran play-action. The Springfield tight end caught 6 passes from Brian Romesburg for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Cougars walloped the host Tigers, 49-13.
January 18, 1988 |
It was a few days before Christmas when Scott Donald decided that Villanova University held the keys to his future. The only problem was that the 6-foot, 7-inch, 230-pound tight end from Sun Valley could not sign a national letter of intent indicating his desire to accept the scholarship Villanova offered him until the official NCAA signing date of Feb. 10. That is the first day on which potential recruits are allowed to sign the letter of...
September 1, 2013 |
CLAY HARBOR will have no regrets if he is told he didn't make the Eagles. The 26-year-old tight end/wide receiver thinks he's done everything humanly possible to prove he belongs on the team. He's built a solid resumé, playing 34 percent of the Eagles' offensive snaps the last two seasons and catching a career-high 25 passes in 2012. He's trained hard and has studied harder. He's put in hours upon hours of extra time on the JUGS machine after practice, has watched God knows how many hours of extra video, and didn't hesitate for a second 2 weeks ago when Chip Kelly asked him to move outside and learn the wide receiver position.
September 8, 2000 |
Derrick Robinson wants the ball. This year, the senior tight end is going to get it, Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk said. "Who wouldn't take advantage of a player's skills like Derrick?" Barchuk said. "We've thrown the ball over the years, but we've never really used the tight end as an option in many passing plays. That's going to change. " Barchuk's offensive playbook has been amended because of Robinson's playmaking abilities. Robinson's rock-solid, 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame is perfect for a high school tight end. His blocking skills are top-notch, but what sets him apart from other tight ends are his tremendous speed and his pass-catching skills.
February 1, 2005 |
Entering the NFL out of Rutgers, tight end L.J. Smith was not concerned with achieving stardom. He wondered how much - or little - he would be used in the Eagles' offense. "When I was coming out of college, I was kind of nervous about how I was able to fit in," he said. Now, at the end of his second season, and five days away from the Super Bowl, Smith is a starter. Smith fills in for Chad Lewis, who suffered a foot injury against the Atlanta Falcons late in the Eagles' NFC championship victory.
May 2, 2012 |
Dwayne Savage, who played football at Rancocas Valley and Montclair State, has been named coach at Camden High School. Savage replaces Durwin Pearson, who coached Camden for the previous three seasons. Pearson is now an assistant coach at Camden Catholic. Savage, who teaches physical education in middle school in Pennsauken, is a former assistant coach at Rancocas Valley, Woodrow Wilson, and Pennsauken. He is a 1989 Rancocas Valley graduate who was an All-New Jersey Athletic Conference defensive back at Montclair State.