Any place you put Jeff Carlin on the field, he becomes a threat to the other team. He is the Trojans’ home-run hitter in the running game with several long TD runs under his belt this year. He led Greene in receiving as a junior last year, he is a dangerous punt returner with two TD returns in five games, and he is a menace to opposing quarterbacks defending and intercepting passes.
Carlin was the catalyst in Greene’s 35-14 romp over Oneonta last Saturday. In another impressive victory over a larger school, Carlin pulled the Trojans out of an early funk with an electrifying 40-yard punt return for a touchdown. The score put his team on the board, and the offense seemed to hit its stride from that point on. “The way we set things up on returns, (Jeff) has a chance to run it back every time he gets his hands on it,” said Greene head coach Tim Paske. “The guys on special teams believe in him, and they give that extra effort when we have an opportunity to make a return. It’s a chance for a touchdown, and big play on special teams can change the way a game is played.”