Freshman Sportlight: Jacob Berman

By Devin Ditto

Every week, I sit down with one freshman varsity athlete to learn about their transition to collegiate sports. This week, I spoke with Jacob Berman, backup QB on the football team.

Where are you from? What about Lawrence drew you here?

I am from Bethesda, Maryland. The friendly environment and strong academics of Lawrence is what drew me here.

How old were you when you started playing football?

I first started playing football in ninth grade.

What sparked your initial interest in the sport?

I initially got interested in the sport because I liked watching it on TV, and I wanted to be involved with my friends.

How has the transition been going from playing high school football to competing on the college level?

College football is a lot more about being precise with your movements on the field rather than just raw athleticism like in high school.

Can you tell me your favorite memory so far this season?

My favorite memory so far this year has been coming off two tough losses and beating Beloit at home this past weekend.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I started playing hockey when I was 7 years old and continued to play throughout high school.