The Carroll County Sun Sports Person Of The Year

January 05, 1992

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

Age: 21

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

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