Thaenrat immigrated to the U.S. from a war-torn Liberia at 5 years old. Now, the 21-year-old is a father of two, poised to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and the starting tailback for the Tigers.
Despite an 0-3 start, Morgan State is hopeful that former New York Giants and Oakland Raiders running back Tyrone Wheatley can help return the program to the top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
The Tigers scored 17 straight points in the fourth quarter to take a three-point lead, but gave up a field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation and could not match the Wildcats' touchdown in the extra session.
After Johns Hopkins' loss to Susquehanna, about 400 players, coaches and parents packed the Newton White Athletic Center adjacent to the football field to witness the unveiling of a hallway display paying tribute to former head coach Jim Margraff, who died Jan. 2 at age 58 in his home in the Baltimore area.
Scouts from 25 NFL teams have visited the Tigers to study the younger brother of former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. “I would be extremely surprised if he is not in a camp next year,” his coach said.