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49 Days Until CCSU - No 49, Evan Kauffman

(Photo Credit: The Express-Times)

When it comes to Lehigh football players, even as freshmen there's a special place in the hearts of fans for the local products that choose to go to Lehigh after playing high school ball locally.

At no. 49, we find incoming freshman LB Evan Kauffman as our highlighted Lehigh football athlete in today's countdown.  He comes from Freedom High School, situated about halfway between Lehigh and Lafayette,


Listed Height: 6'1"
Listed Weight: 220
Major: Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
High School: Freedom HS, PA

Fun Fact: "Lehigh has the best academic and athletic combination you can find," Kauffman told Mike LoRe of the Express-Times of his commitment to Lehigh. "I knew after I made my official visit that Lehigh was right for me. I went there in a lousy mood -- we had just lost to Liberty in wrestling. But being there made me feel better, like I belonged."

"Evan was a great leader on our team," Freedom coach Jason Roeder told LoRe. "He's a throwback player.  He's tough, hardnosed and he brings his lunchbox with him on every play. He is very old-school in that respect."

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