Norwich grad returns to gridiron – 20 years later

Former Norwich resident, Ron Whiting, never lost his love for the game of football. Nearly 20 years since he last played competitively, Whiting, a 1990 Norwich High School graduate, is now playing for the Watertown Revolution, a semi-pro team in the Northeastern Football Alliance.

The son of George and Joan Whiting – who still reside in Norwich – Ron Whiting was a two-time All-County lineman playing for Norwich, and he played one year at Canisius before giving the game up.

Through the social networking site, Facebook, Whiting enlisted in a fitness program under the tutelage of 1989 Norwich graduate, Steve Yu. Whiting worked himself into shape, and decided to give football another shot. “I have always had the desire to play again,” Whiting said in a recent interview. “Having my kids watch me play was also something I wanted to have happen.”

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