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Johns Hopkins quarterback Jonathan Germano takes road less traveled to D-III playoffs

Johns Hopkins quarterback Jonathan Germano takes road less traveled to D-III playoffs

Jonathan Germano's path to starting quarterback of the Johns Hopkins football team began five years ago, almost as a goof.

After lining up at a couple of positions on offense and playing mostly at safety during his first two seasons at Bergen Catholic High (N.J.), Germano caught the eye of Crusaders coach Nunzio Campanile.

"My coach saw me messing around before practice, throwing the ball, and thought I had a pretty decent arm and thought I had other good characteristics and thought he could teach me how to throw and go from there," Germano recalled.

The No. 8 Blue Jays are grateful for Campanile's prescience, because Germano has been instrumental in helping...

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