nSam Gerak, a stalwart of the Avon High football team for four years, is moving on to play at Northwestern in a move that takes his talents to the Big 10. The 6-3 center attracted more than seven offers from big time schools and has selected Northwestern for its scholastic and athletic opportunities.
With a 4.2 GPA and 34 ACT test score, Sam plans to be a Pre-Med major – an interest that grew from an orthopedic injury that occurred his freshman season.
Sam believes his parents encouragement is an instrumental component of his success. His dad is a former NFL player who worked consistently with Sam and his mom a dedicated homemaker. Sam also thanks Coach Mike Elder for the care he brings to the Eagle program, his knowledge of the game and – most importantly – for making football fun.