Milford Academy producing Heisman hopefuls

NEW BERLIN – Milford Academy continues to send on NCAA Division I football prospects from lineman and linebackers, to receivers, defensive backs, and running backs.

While football insiders know the linemen, nearly every observer of college football knows about the running backs, especially Heisman hopefuls LeSean “Shady” McCoy and Shonn Greene.



McCoy is perhaps the most heralded University of Pittsburgh running back since Tony Dorsett. He rushed for over 1,300 yards as a freshman, and is on pace to eclipse that mark.

Greene, after two less-than-dynamic years at the University of Iowa and a year away from football due to academic problems, is having one of the best years in all of college football averaging over 140 rushing yards a game.

Add to the mix, Miami sophomore Graig Cooper, who is also on pace for a 1,000-yard season. “We’ve had some pretty special guys here, and we’ve built a tradition of 1-A running backs,” said Milford Academy head coach Bill Chaplick.

Greene was part of the first class that came through Milford Academy’s New Berlin site. McCoy and Cooper were actually on the same team two years ago before moving on in their college careers.


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