Name: Eric Frees
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Completing an illustrious career with the Western Maryland College football team, including rushing for 5,281, making him the state of Maryland's all-time collegiate rushing leader and second in the NCAA Division IIIcareer rushing yards list
Residence; hometown: Ephrata, Pa.
Education: Seniorat Western Maryland College in Westminster, graduate of Ephrata HighSchool and Ephrata Junior High School
Family: Mother: Dawn, registered nurse at Ephrata Hospital; Father: Richard, mason who works on restoring old houses; Brother: Mark, employed with High Concrete Inc.in Denver, Pa.
Place of worship: Salem Lutheran Church in Reamstown, Pa.
Activities/hobbies: baseball, street hockey and other outdoor activities
Accomplishments: Selected the Most Valuable Player of the Centennial Football Conference, set a new Division III record for all-purpose yardage (rushing, receiving and runback yardage) witha career total of 6,878, CFC's career rushing leader with 3,432 yards in conference games
Recipient's comments: "We turned the programaround with a good group of guys and got the respect and spirit backat Western Maryland. As far as my career, I accomplished everything I set out to except winning a conference championship. If I have a chance to continue playing football, I'll go for it. Hopefully, I'll beplaying football somewhere next year."
COUNTY SUN -- DENISE SANCHEZ