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What Are They Doing Now?

With the exclusive Lehigh Football Nation 30th anniversary team scheduled to be completed later this week, it's time to look at what some Lehigh football alumni are up to these days. As you'll see, it's about a lot more than just acting suave on camera (nice photo, Rob) - it's about pursuing dreams on and off the football field.

On the football field, Adam Bergen ('05) and Gerran Walker ('06) continue to pursue their dreams of an NFL career. Adam Bergen is in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, and he seems to have an excellent chance to stick with new head coach Wade Phillips. (And another former I-AA player, QB Tony Romo from Eastern Illinois, might be the guy to get him the ball.) Gerran Walker, on the other hand, was recently cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's hoping that he will get another shot in an NFL training camp this year, where this speedy receiver would seem to be able to stick somewhere. (Here's a thought - why not my beloved New Orleans Saints? Give him a shot to start next to WR Marques Colston, another I-AA veteran from Hofstra.)

Former QB Bob Aylsworth ('95) isn't in the NFL, but he is proving to be a big success as the CEO of his own job-search company. Based out of Chicago, JobPlex is a worldwide recruiting firm that handles all sorts of job placements, and Bob worked his way right out of college up to the top job there.

Former defensive end James Rovito ('86), a successful bank manager, also has an interesting hobby: owning and managing his own semipro football team. I never followed semipro football before, but I may just have to start following the New York Destroyers. Jeffrey Lurie, Jon Bon Jovi, and Jim Rovito - who knew they had something in common?

Finally, former OT Rob Sandie ('05) co-founded his own video startup called Viddler.Com, a company that allows you to upload, share, and even search your videos. Pretty awesome cutting-edge stuff - and Download.com is using it quite actively. You can also see that Rob is doing well with his own personal site, where you can learn more about his venture, his brother (who plays at Colorado State), and how that photo of him above came about.

Pretty awesome to see so many Lehigh football alumni pursue their dreams and be so successful. In today's sports climate, with steroids, corrupt referees and dogfighting, it's nice to see the positive side of sports with Lehigh alumni like this.

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