Three Negaunee Miners Commit to Play College Ball
Head Coach Paul Jacobson stands behind (From Left to Right) Tyler LaJoie, Zane Radloff, and Jeremy Bell as they sign their letter of intents.
Head Coach Paul Jacobson has become synonymous with winning during his tenure at Negaunee High School. The program has become a perennial favorite to win the M.P.C. and are almost always playoff contenders. His coaching has once again shown through as three players from his 2013 football team have signed their letters of intents to play college football. Running Back/Defensive Back Tyler LaJoie who accumulated over 2100 total yards & 28 touchdowns during his senior campaign will be playing his college ball just a few miles down the road at Northern Michigan University. It’s no surprise seeing as LaJoie was named to the 2013 All-Michigan HSGC-First team for his stellar play.
Playing along side him will be fellow offensive/defensive dynamo Zane Radloff. While Radloff’s statistics might not blow you away, but anybody who got to see him play this season will definitely agree that he passes the “eye test” of a college football player. At 6’5” and a great vertical jumping ability, he’s exactly what any coach would want from a potential wide receiver.
The Miners were generally unstoppable this past season largely due to the play of LaJoie, Bell, & Radloff.
The two Miners will have to (eventually) line up against their once teammate Jeremy Bell in a rivalry setting once NMU meets up with the Michigan Tech Huskies. Bell, who is a 6’4” 220-pound lineman, and was voted to the U.P. “Dream Team” back in November, is very athletic will be an excellent addition to Coach Kearly’s team up in Houghton.
Be sure to congratulate any of the three that you may see around town as they’ve been a pleasure to watch as an announcer and a fan. Go Miners!
-Carl Leander Johnson