By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Jake Greer never participated in track and field while at Johnson County High School. But that didnt stop Milligan College from offering him a track scholarship that will likely pay huge dividends
before he graduates.
The standout football and baseball player will be a Buffalo this fall. Only this time hell trade the helmets and cleats for an opportunity to do the hammer throw shot put and discus. Greer already supports the body of a college athlete. He appears to be chiseled with his (62, 215) pound muscular frame.
Milligan never entered the picture according to Greer while searching for a college. They didnt offer the program that he wanted to major in.
I really wasnt planning on going to Milligan because they didnt have an electrical engineering program, said Greer. Thats what Ive always wanted to do. But now they have it so I decided to apply and got accepted. I still wasnt sure where I wanted to go until I spoke with them. They do a lot of lifting weights with their track program and that is something Ive always loved doing. They wanted to expand the throwing part of their track team. So they were willing to take a chance on me because of my weight lifting and athletic ability. Im really happy they did.
Its a no-brainer that Greer excels when taking on new things. He gave up baseball as a freshman and didnt decide to play again until his senior year. He batted a torrid .350 and was named to The
Tomahawks All Johnson/Carter County baseball team.
I played baseball for years but gave it up when I started high school because I fell in love with weightlifting, added Greer. But I wanted to try it my senior year to see if I could help the team out. I wasnt expecting to make the All Johnson/Carter County team but its a great honor. Coach Pete (Pavusek) helped me out quite a bit with my hitting. I owe most of my success to him.
Greer started for two seasons at center on the football team but moved to defensive end his senior season. He wanted down after tearing some tendons in his ankle with four games remaining. The team never recovered from his absence.
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