Only a yr in the past, Jared Bernhardt gained the Tewaaraton Award, which is given to the most effective collegiate lacrosse participant within the nation. On Tuesday, he made the 53-man roster for the Falcons as a large receiver.
So, how did he get right here?
The 24-year-old performed lacrosse for 5 seasons at Maryland, serving to the workforce to a nationwide championship as a freshman in 2017 and the nationwide runner-up in 2021, with a further Ultimate 4 in 2018.
He completed his collegiate lacrosse profession with varied information. He’s Maryland’s all-time chief in profession factors (290) and objectives (202), and holds program single season information with factors (99) and objectives (71). Moreover, he holds the document for many objectives (18) and factors (24) at an NCAA event.
Final fall, Bernhardt transferred to Division II Ferris State in Michigan to play quarterback for the varsity. The workforce went undefeated that season, and gained the Division II nationwide title. Bernhardt rushed for 3 touchdowns within the nationwide title recreation in opposition to Valdosta State.
He completed the 2021 season with 1,322 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns, together with 1,273 dashing yards and 23 dashing touchdowns. His efficiency at Ferris State led to a tryout with the Falcons this summer time, making the transfer to huge receiver in Might.
Bernhardt appeared in all three preseason video games, ending with 5 catches for 102 yards and a landing.
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