November 28 was a great day for the Blair football program, as recent Buccaneer alumni competed at the national level in college football. In the Big Ten Conference, two featured games included former Bucs on the field. During the Penn State vs. Michigan game in Ann Arbor, Penn State’s Jayson Oweh ’18 recorded a tackle and two tackle assists against Michigan, which contributed to the Nittany Lions’ 27-17 win over the Wolverines. David Ojabo ’19 contributed to Michigan’s efforts on special teams.
When Rutgers University took on Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, another reunion of former Blair teammates occurred for Rutgers’ Victor Konopka ’20 and Purdue’s Sanoussi Kane ’20. Victor is a freshman tight end for the Scarlet Knights, and Sanoussi takes snaps at safety for the Boilermakers. Rutgers prevailed in the contest, 37-30.
Since 2018, the Blair football program has helped produce 17 current college football players, six of whom are members of the class of 2020.
“We have been very blessed to have some very talented student-athletes in our program over the past few years,” said Greg Bowman, Blair’s head football coach. “They have earned these opportunities, and it is very rewarding to see them being successful at the next level, and to know that they all had to work extremely hard and make sacrifices to get to this point.”