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Lehigh Football Nation Players Of the Year

Press Release
On Friday, January 27th, the fan blog Lehigh Football Nation announced (in conjunction with the Football Awards Banquet tomorrow evening) their awards of outstanding achievement to members of the Lehigh Football team. The awards are: Top Offensive Hawk, Top Defensive Hawk, Top Special Teams Hawk, and Player of the Year. Lehigh's 8-3 record last year marked the 8th straight season Lehigh has finished with more than 7 wins.

Top Offensive Hawk: This year's Top Offensive Hawk award goes to senior RB Eric Rath. Eric was healthy all year and gathered first-team All Patriot honors while winning Patriot League Offiensive Player of the Week once. Like last year, his stats - 857 yards rushing, 164 yards receiving and 18 TDs, were only part of the story. Where really stood out was in the clutch. Against Delaware, on 4th down and needing three yards to keep the game going, Eric put in the afterburners and barrelled forward to get the first down to keep the drive alive. It'…

High-Profile Commit for Lehigh

Here I was, looking to wrap up the 2005 season, when I get alerted to this little article from the Morris Daily Record. If anyone felt like Lehigh was going to lose out on recruiting battles from the transition of head coaches, think again.

Any Lehigh fan has got to just love quotes like this one:

The two-way lineman was torn between the University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh. After much thought, he wound up choosing Lehigh -- mostly because the Mountain Hawks recently hired Penn's offensive coordinator Andy Coen to be Lehigh's new head coach. Talk about a small world."I knew him and have great respect for him," said Lezgus, a 6-5, 260-pound first-team All-Area lineman who hails from Denville. "Lehigh is also one of the best I-AA programs in the country."Lezgus visited Lehigh's Bethlehem, Pennsylvania campus the weekend of Jan. 13-15 and loved everything about it. But mostly, he is enthused about playing for Coen, who received rave reviews -- from Penn'…