Register sports columnist Chip Malafronte did a really nice piece on Yale quarterback Morgan Roberts and his journey at Yale, not only as a quarterback, but as a young man looking for more.
Here is a portion of the article with link.
NEW HAVEN >> Morgan Roberts has just finished lunch in an upstairs dining room at Mory’s. He is seated in an aged chair at an old wooden table surrounded by framed, sepia-toned images of Yale’s early football captains.
The photos are from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but a hundred years ago these men were very much like Roberts is now; gifted, athletic scholars driven to succeed. They won championships on the gridiron before unleashing their leadership skills on the world.
New Haven is a 12-hour drive from his hometown of Charlotte. But sitting in this room two floors above York Street, where U.S. presidents and captains of industry have also dined with those same old photos as a backdrop, he might as well be a million miles from where he envisioned himself four years ago.
“Before I got here, I’d never been above the Mason-Dixon Line in my life,” Roberts said. “Where I’m from it’s family, faith and football. That’s the culture.”