Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Former Clackamas (Oregon) lineman goes with a winner, SCSU

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Former Clackamas High School (Oregon) football lineman Sam Timothy has accepted a scholarship to play football at South Carolina State University, a NCAA Division I-AA school in Orangeburg, South Carolina. A 2006 graduate of Clackamas High School, Timothy played linebacker for three Clackamas High teams that had nine-win seasons, advancing to the state semifinals in 2003 and winning a league title in 2004. After high school he was a part of Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA) teams that finished with records of 10-1, 10-1 and 8-3, playing linebacker as a gray-shirt, offensive guard as a freshman, and center during the past season.

Timothy also got offers from four other Division 1-AA programs: Grambling State, Southeast Missouri State, Texas Southern and Wagner College in New York. Timothy said he accepted South Carolina’s offer over the other four schools because, “I really appreciated how the coaches treated me, plus their record is outstanding. I wanted to play in a high-level program that has had success….

“South Carolina State has a really good football program. Last year they went undefeated [in conference] and won a conference title. They’ve been getting better every year. I want to be a part of that and help them win a national championship.” Timothy said he’ll play center for the Bulldogs. He reports to the school on Jan. 13. He plans a marketing major. He earned an associates degree in Communications from Foothill College. Timothy, who stands 6-0 and tips the scales at 290, says he plans to coach at the collegiate level someday.


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