CHEETAH ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
HAGE PICKS THE EAGLES IN SUPER BOWL
Thursday, February 03, 2005 - (RDS) -
translated by Denis Lafontaine
"I played with these players, I know them. We lost eight games the first year I was there. The next year, we won the championship. These are certainly experiences that I will never forget." said Hage.
With his arrival in Colorado, Hage, a defensive linebacker, once had to replace a receiver who had been injured in training camp, thus allowing him to experience the offensive side of the game. That's when Michael Lewis "welcomed" him.
"The quarterback threw me a high pass and Michael hit me hard, right in the ribs. When I got back to the bench, the coach turned to me and said, "Welcome to university football."
Graham and Lewis were the heart of the team in Colorado. Rudy Hage felt certain that his fellow teammates would take their place in the NFL.
In the case of Lewis, his invitation to the Pro Bowl was his reward for all his efforts.
"We started workouts at 6 AM and Michael arrived at 5. We had a break from 7 to 8 and worked again from 8 to 9. Lewis didn't stop working, even during the break."
Rudy Hage figures the Eagles will win it. He hopes that his buddy Michael Lewis will be able to get his first Super Bowl ring.
BACK TO ATHLETICS HOME PAGE