Wayne is an unincorporated community centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on the Main Line, a series of affluent Philadelphia suburbs located along the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad and one of the wealthiest areas in the nation. While the center of Wayne is in Radnor Township, Wayne extends into both Tredyffrin Township in Chester County and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County; the center of Wayne was designated the Downtown Wayne Historic District in 2012. Considering the large area served by the Wayne post office, the community may extend into Easttown Township, Chester County, as well; the center of the Wayne business district is the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Wayne Avenue, its main street. The historic Wayne station is located one block north of this intersection; the Wayne business district includes a post office, a cinema, a hotel, a library, the new Radnor Middle School, several banks, restaurants, cafes and other commercial establishments. Other institutions and attractions in Wayne include the Wayne Hotel, Chanticleer Garden, the Valley Forge Military Academy and College and the headquarters of Traffic Pulse, a worldwide traffic information provider.
Wayne's development began. It was renamed Wayne Station after General Anthony Wayne. Parcels in the area totaling 293 acres were bought by banker J. H. Askin, where he built a mansion named "Louella" after his daughters Louisa and Ella. "Louella" was described as an 8-room stone building with a large porch overlooking manicured lawn. His and surrounding land were bought in 1880 by banker A. J. Drexel and newspaper editor G. W. Childs, to form a larger development they called Wayne Estate. More homes and a hotel were built. In a brochure from 1887 about their development they noted they had provided Wayne with "water and drainage — the three great conveniences of a large city — by the most approved modern methods." They described Wayne Estate as follows: The suburban village known as Wayne, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, fourteen miles from Philadelphia, differs so much from the ordinary town allowed to grow up hap-hazard and to develop conveniences as population increases, that it is necessary, in describing it as it appears, to keep in mind some facts about its history.
Wayne is not an accidental aggregation of cottages. The scheme of the town was well thought out and planned before any of the new cottages were built, and, as it was undertaken by liberal gentlemen of abundant means, no expense was spared in the preliminary municipal work; the Chanticleer Garden, Downtown Wayne Historic District, North Wayne Historic District, Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Wayne, South Wayne Historic District and Wayne Hotel are all located on the National Register of Historic Places. Wayne is located on the Main Line; the central business district of Wayne is located at the intersection of Lancaster and Wayne Avenues in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The area served by the Wayne ZIP code is large and encompasses areas both in Radnor Township and in the neighboring adjacent municipalities of Upper Merion in Montgomery County and Tredyffrin in Chester County, including the communities of Radnor, Strafford, St. Davids, Chesterbrook. Since Wayne is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place, all the data is for the ZIP code 19087.
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,754 households residing in the community. The median age was 40.8. The racial makeup of the community was 85.5% White, 7.9% Asian and 5.3% African American, while 3.7% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median income for a household in the community was $118,801, 5.1% of the population was below the poverty line. Kenexa and SunGard are based in Wayne. Pupils in the Radnor Township portion of Wayne attend schools in Radnor Township School District, while pupils in the Tredyffrin portion attend schools in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District; those in the northeastern portion of the community in Upper Merion Township attend the Upper Merion Area School District. Students in Radnor Township attend Radnor High School. Students in Tredyffrin Township attend Conestoga High School. Students in Upper Merion Township attend Upper Merion Area High School; the St. Katharine of Siena School is a Catholic K-8 grade school located in downtown Wayne operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Catholic students who live in Radnor Township as well as other towns in the Delaware Valley may choose to attend Archbishop John Carroll High School, located in the nearby community of Radnor. Many private schools are located nearby including the Quaker-affiliated Shipley School, all-boys Haverford School and all-girls Agnes Irwin School, all located east of Wayne on or near Lancaster Avenue; the Valley Forge Military Academy and College is located in Wayne. Nearby post-secondary institutions include Villanova University, Cabrini University and Eastern University; the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer opened its own private school called YSC Academy on September 3, 2013. The Wayne-based academy is designed for student-athletes the club aims to groom for professional soccer; the initial 32 pupils had experience playing for one of the Union's academy and Juniors teams. Diane Meredith Belcher, concert organist, church musician Robert Elmore, organist
Virginia Tech Hokies football
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the sport of American football. The Hokies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, they competed in the Big East. Their home games are played at Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia with a seating capacity of over 65,000 fans. Lane Stadium is considered to be one of the loudest stadiums in the country, being voted number one in ESPN's "Top 20 Scariest Places to Play", it was recognized in 2005 by Rivals.com as having the best home-field advantage in the country. It is the 31st largest stadium in college football. In 124 seasons, the Hokies have won over 700 games and appeared in 32 bowl games, including the 2000 BCS National Championship. With 25 consecutive bowl appearances, beginning in 1993, the Hokies have the longest bowl game streak in the country recognized by the NCAA.
The program has claimed ten conference titles and produced eight All-Americans. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College first played football on October 21, 1892 against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School; the game took place on a plowed off wheat field, "about as level as a side of Brush Mountain". The Hokies won their first game 14–10, but were defeated 10–0 eight days on a return trip to Radford; the first several VAMC teams wore cadet gray and black, but in 1896 the colors were changed to Burnt Orange and Chicago Maroon – a color combination, unique among educational institutions at the time. The 1899, 1901, 1903 teams lost only to rival Virginia. Star player Hunter Carpenter returned to Virginia Tech in 1905, after a year at the University of North Carolina, for a last shot at beating Virginia. Carpenter helped lead VPI to a 9 -- the best in school's history up to that time, he was never named to the All-America team only because Walter Camp, who named the team at the time, said he would never name a player who he had not seen play.
The 1909 team claim a southern championship. This is the first season the team was referred to in print as the "Gobblers,” which became the official nickname in 1912. At the end of the 1911 season, VPI joined the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association, they won the conference in 1916 and 1918. After 1921, the SAIAA was dissolved and six of its schools became founding members of the Southern Conference. From 1925 to 1928, Tech was led by the "Pony Express" backfield, he was joined by Herbert "Mac" McEver and Tommy Tomko. In 1927, during a 6 to 0 upset of the Colgate Red Raiders in New York, Peake ran for nearly 200 yards and scored the game's only points. During one three-game stretch, he return yardage of 306, 314 and 353 yards, he was credited with gaining 1,761 yards in eight games. 930 were from scrimmage, 831 on punts and kickoffs. In 1928 the game against Virginia he came off the sideline with an injured hip to return a punt for a touchdown. In 1932, Tech upset Georgia 7–6. Bill Grinus blocked the tying extra point.
Virginia Tech's first post-season bowl appearance was in the 1947 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the University of Cincinnati. Tech had a 3–3–3 record that year, was the third choice after Border Conference champions Hardin–Simmons University and runner-up Texas Tech Red Raiders both declined the bowl invitation. Tech lost that game 18–6. Another first for the Gobblers came in 1954 when they had their first, only, unbeaten season in school history; the team was 8–0–1 and finished ranked 16th in the Associated Press post-season football poll. The team's lone blemish was a 7 -- 7 tie against Mary in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite the team's success, it did not appear in a post-season bowl game; the 1963 team captured Tech's only outright SoCon championship. In the 1970s, Tech adopted an aggressive passing offense under head coach Charlie Coffey. Success, remained elusive. In the early 1980s, football coach and athletic director, Bill Dooley spearheaded a campaign for a new look and name for the mascot, which debuted at the 1981 football game against Wake Forest.
The turkey-like figure was referred to as "the Hokie mascot", "the Hokie", "the Hokie bird", which resulted in changing the official designation of the Virginia Tech mascot to the Hokies. Dooley led the Hokies to the program's first-ever bowl win, in the 1986 Peach Bowl over NC State, but he earned the program NCAA sanctions that led to his resignation that offseason. Though many hoped for departed Maryland coach Bobby Ross, athletic director Dutch Baughman turned to Hokie alumnus and defensive back from 1966 to 1968, Frank Beamer. Beamer had worked his way up the assistant coaching ladder since his 1969 graduation before spending six seasons in the head job at Murray State. Among the assistants Beamer brought with him from the Racers was linebackers coach Bud Foster, who had joined Beamer's first Murray State staff as a graduate assistant upon his own graduation there. Virginia Tech joined the Big East Conference for football play in 1991; the Hokies were competitive in the new league early on, but could never beat annual foe, the Miami Hurricanes, despite having a 6-6 record vs. the Hurricanes during the Big East years.
In 1993, The Hokies earned a trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, its first bowl gam
1999 NFL season
The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. The Cleveland Browns returned to the field for the first time since the 1995 season, while the Tennessee Oilers changed their name to "Tennessee Titans," with the league retiring the name “Oilers.” The return of the Browns increased the number of teams to 31, the first time the league had played with an odd number of teams since 1966. This required the NFL to give at least one team a bye each week. Under a new system, for ten weeks of the season, one team received a bye, for seven weeks of the season, three teams received a bye; this format would continue until the Houston Texans joined the NFL in 2002, returning the league to an number of teams. The start of the 1999 NFL Season was pushed back one week and started the weekend after Labor Day, a change from the previous seasons: due to the Y2K concerns, the NFL did not want to hold the opening round of the playoffs on Saturday January 1, 2000, did not want teams traveling on that day.
Week 17 games were held on January 2, 2000, the opening round of the playoffs would be scheduled for January 8 and 9, with the bye week before the Super Bowl removed to accommodate the one-week adjustment. The start of the season after Labor Day would become a regular fixture for future seasons, beginning in 2001; the final spot in the NFC playoffs came down to an exciting final day of the season. The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers were both at 7–8, tied for the last spot in the playoffs with the Dallas Cowboys and tied in other tiebreakers; the Packers/Panthers tie would be broken by best net point differential in conference games. With both the Packers and Panthers playing at 1:00 PM Eastern on January 2, the two teams tried to outscore the other; the Packers beat the Arizona Cardinals 49–24, the Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints 45–13, with the result that the Packers finished ahead of the Panthers by 11 points. Dallas defeated the New York Giants that night to claim the final playoff spot.
The St. Louis Rams, who had had losing records for each of the past nine seasons dating back to their first tenure in Los Angeles, surprised the entire league by defeating the Tennessee Titans 23–16 in Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome. Clipping became illegal around the line of scrimmage. A new instant replay system is adopted to aid officiating; the system mirrors a method used by the defunct USFL in 1985: In each game, each team has two challenge flags that can be thrown to start an official review of the play in question. Each challenge will require the use of a team's timeout. If the challenge is successful, the timeout is restored. Inside of two minutes of each half, during all overtime periods, all reviews will be initiated by a Replay Assistant; the Replay Assistant has an unlimited number of reviews, regardless of how many timeouts each team has left. And no timeout will be charged for any review by the Replay Assistant. All replay reviews will be conducted by the referee on a field-level monitor.
A decision will be reversed only. The referee has 90 seconds; the officials will be notified of a replay request or challenge via a specialized electronic pager with a vibrating alert. Each head coach would have a red flag to use as a backup to get the attention of the officials to challenge a play; the replay system will only cover the following situations: Scoring plays Pass complete/incomplete/intercepted Runner/receiver out of bounds Recovery of a loose ball in or out of bounds Touching of a forward pass, either by an ineligible receiver or a defensive player Quarterback pass or fumble Illegal forward pass Forward or backward pass Runner ruled not down by contact Forward progress in regard to a first down Touching of a kick Too many men on the fieldThe league added the following then-minor rule change that became significant in the playoffs a few years later: When a Team A player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his hand starts a forward pass if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body.
If the player has tucked the ball into his body and loses possession, it is a fumble. This new interpretation of a forward pass would be known as the “Tuck Rule”, was repealed in 2013. Jerry Markbreit retired prior to the 1999 season, he joined the NFL in 1976 as a line judge before being promoted to the referee in just his second year. To date, he is the only NFL referee to officiate four Super Bowl games: Super Bowl XVII, Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXVI, Super Bowl XXIX. Jeff Triplette was promoted to referee to replace Markbreit. Baltimore Ravens – Brian Billick. Carolina Panthers – George Seifert. Chicago Bears – Dick Jauron. Cleveland Browns – Chris Palmer. Green Bay Packers – Ray Rhodes. Kansas City Chiefs – Gunther Cunningham. Philadelphia Eagles – Andy Reid. San Diego Chargers – Mike Riley.
Joseph Keyshawn Johnson is a former American football player, a wide receiver in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Southern California, earned All-American honors; the first pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. He retired from football following the 2006 season, spent seven years as a television broadcaster for the sports channel ESPN. Keyshawn Johnson was a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, in which he was the first contestant eliminated. Johnson was born in California, he attended Palisades High School for his sophomore and junior years and Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, played high school football for the Dorsey Dons his senior year. After playing football for two years at West Los Angeles College, Johnson transferred to University of Southern California, where he played for coach John Robinson's USC Trojans football team in 1994 and 1995.
In 1994, he finished with 66 catches for 1,362 yards and 9 TD. In 1995, he finished with 102 catches for 1,434 yards and 7 TD; as a Trojan, he was twice recognized as a consensus first-team All-America selection. After the 1994 college season, Johnson helped lead the Trojans to a win in the 1995 Cotton Bowl Classic, after which he was named the game's Most Valuable Player; the Trojans played in the 1996 Rose Bowl, during which Johnson caught 12 passes for a Rose Bowl record 216 yards and one touchdown in the Trojans' 41–32 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. He was named the Player of the Game, he was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on December 31, 2008. While in college, Johnson appeared on the TV show Coach, as a player eligible for draft in the upcoming season, he flatly refused to be recruited to the fictional "Orlando Breakers" team for coach Hayden Fox, stating he would go to Canada to play first. Johnson graduated from USC with a B. A. in social sciences and history in 1997. The New York Jets drafted Johnson with the top overall selection in the 1996 NFL Draft.
He was the first wide receiver selected with the number one overall pick since Irving Fryar was chosen by New England in 1984. While in New York, he played three seasons under Bill Parcells, who in two seasons would turnaround the Jets from 1–15 in 1996, Johnson's rookie year to 9–7 in 1997 and 12–4 in 1998 and the franchise's first AFC East Division title. One of his best performances was in a 34–24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC divisional playoff game after the 1998 season. In that game, Johnson caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass on defense; the Jets however, fell one game short of the Super Bowl after losing the AFC Championship Game the next week to the Denver Broncos 23–10. Johnson wrote an autobiography with ESPN's Shelley Smith; the book covered his rookie year experiences. Johnson was traded on April 12, 2000 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two first round draft choices in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Soon after Johnson arrived in Tampa Bay, they signed him to an 8-year, $56 million contract extension with the Buccaneers that made him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. At that time he was joining a team that had fallen one game short of the Super Bowl the previous season. In 2002 Johnson went on to win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers after the arrival of new head coach Jon Gruden, who succeeded Tony Dungy. Johnson had 76 catches for five touchdowns. However, his bitter relationship with Gruden led to his de-activation for the final 7 games of the 2003 season; the following offseason, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, where he was reunited with Bill Parcells, his coach while he was with the New York Jets. On March 19, 2004, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded him to the Dallas Cowboys for Joey Galloway, who the Cowboys had traded two first round picks to acquire. Reunited with his former coach Bill Parcells, Johnson lived up to his advance billing for the Cowboys in 2004, leading the team in receiving yards and tying for the lead in touchdown catches while taking over a leadership role in the locker room and on the field.
On March 23, 2006, Johnson signed a four-year, $14-million-dollar deal with the Carolina Panthers. Of this, he was guaranteed a five million dollar signing bonus, he was expected to play opposite Steve Smith as the number two receiver. During the Carolina Panthers' Monday Night Football game against the Buccaneers on November 13, 2006, Johnson became the first player in NFL history to score a touchdown on Monday Night Football with four teams. Johnson was released from the Panthers on May 2007, after just one season with the team, he posted 70 receptions for four touchdowns in Carolina. On May 23, 2007, Johnson announced he was retiring from the NFL turning down offers by several teams, including the Tennessee Titans. Titans' Head Coach Jeff Fisher, who became friends with Johnson while he played at USC, said he thought Johnson's numbers and production spoke for themselves: "He still played at a high-level last year, he takes good care of himself," Fisher said. "He hasn't had any injuries per season.
Anytime you get a chance to bring an experienced veteran in to add to your roster it's a good thing." On the same day, Johnson announced he would be working as an anal
Tommie James Frazier Jr. is a former American college and professional football player, a quarterback for the University of Nebraska. Frazier led his team to consecutive national championships in 1994 and 1995, is one of five quarterbacks to have done so since the 1950s: Oklahoma's Steve Davis, Nebraska's Jerry Tagge, USC's Matt Leinart, Alabama's AJ McCarron being the others. Frazier is the only one of the five whose consecutive national championships included zero losses or ties, he was named Most Valuable Player of three consecutive national championship games, the only player to accomplish that feat. The 1995 Nebraska football team is considered to have been one of the most dominant in the history of American college football and, in a 2006 ESPN.com poll, was voted the best college football team of all time. Frazier was selected by Sports Illustrated in 1999 as a back-up quarterback in their "NCAA Football All-Century Team." He was one of six Nebraska Cornhuskers on this 85 man roster, along with Johnny Rodgers, Rich Glover, Dave Rimington, Dean Steinkuhler and Aaron Taylor.
CollegeFootballNews.com named Frazier in 2004 as the #33 player on their Top 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time list. In 2013, Frazier was elected to the college football hall of fame. Frazier was not drafted by the NFL due to a blood clot in his left leg, a side effect of Crohn's disease. Frazier grew up in Palmetto and attended Manatee High School, he was an option quarterback at Manatee High School who in his final two seasons ran for 1,600 yards and 33 touchdowns, passed for 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns. Frazier is married to the former Andrea Stephens from Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the couple has a son named Tommie James Frazier III, a daughter named Ava. Frazier is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity, he is host of the launched Tommie Frazier's X's and O's and of The Husker Express Radio Show with Tommie Frazier, which airs on ESPN 590 AM in Omaha, Nebraska. Frazier received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
After several years in which the Cornhuskers had suffered blowout losses in bowl games in Orange Bowl matchups against the University of Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles, head coach Tom Osborne changed his recruiting strategy in the early 1990s and began to recruit faster players at all positions. Osborne shed tears upon receiving the news of Frazier's decision to accept a scholarship from Nebraska. Frazier, rated as the No. 3 college recruit in the country by analyst Tom Lemming, led Nebraska to four consecutive New Year's Day bowl games. Tommie Frazier joined the Nebraska football team as an 18-year-old true freshman in the summer of 1992, at 6-1 and 190 pounds, began as a backup to senior Mike Grant. Nebraska started the season with a 4-1 record under Grant, but an early 29-14 loss to the second-ranked Washington Huskies set up Frazier's opportunity to take over as the starting quarterback, he did so at Missouri on a 34-24 Nebraska victory. Frazier gained national recognition with the following two games, both blowout wins broadcast nationally in evening time slots on ESPN.
He led the team on Halloween to a 52-7 win against a powerful Colorado team that carried a 9-1-1 record and was led by quarterback Kordell Stewart. Frazier threw sparingly, completing 4 of 12 passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns, but rushed 16 times for 86 of Nebraska's 373 rushing yards. Frazier's arm was showcased November 7, in a 49-7 win over Kansas. Play-action fakes resulted in long touchdown passes of 36 and 46 yards, Frazier finished the game with 6 of 11 passes completed, for 161 yards and three touchdowns. Nebraska finished the season with a 9-3 record, Frazier registered seven starts at quarterback, he played well in the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 1, 1993 against an 11-1 Florida State team led by quarterback Charlie Ward, wide receiver Tamarick Vanover, linebacker Marvin Jones. Florida State took an early 20-0 lead, but Frazier, who started the game in a shotgun formation, responded with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Corey Dixon and a red zone touchdown pass to Gerald Armstrong.
The Seminoles won the game, 27-14. Frazier played in nine games during the 1992 regular season, completed 44 of 100 passes for 727 yards and only one interception, he rushed for 399 yards, scored 17 touchdowns and passing. His longest run was 52 yards, against Iowa State on November 14. Frazier helped the Cornhuskers to edge past UCLA on September 18 in what appeared to be a pivotal win that season, he completed 13-of-19 passes for 145 yards and an 11-yard touchdown pass in a 14-13 victory over the Bruins who had the Pac-10's top pass defense. This enabled Nebraska to achieve an undefeated record during the regular season in 1993. Frazier rushed for over 1,000 yards through the regular- and post-season, though the official total is lower due to negative yardage from sacks, he rushed for nine touchdowns, with a longest run of 58 yards, completed 77 of 162 passes for 12 touchdowns, four interceptions and 1,159 yards in 11 games. His longest pass play of the season was a 60-yard touchdown to wingback Corey Dixon on October 30 against the Colorado Buffaloes.
The FedEx Orange Bowl game played on January 1, 1994 featured a rematch between Nebraska and Florida State. Frazier, now a sophomore, was pitted against newly crowned Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward. A last minute drive by Ward led to a Seminoles field goal that prevented the Cornhuskers from winning the national title. Frazier's 29-yard pass to split end Trumaine Bell positioned Nebraska for a game-winning 45-yard field goal attempt with 0:01 left on the ga
Valley Forge Military Academy and College
Valley Forge Military Academy and College is an American independent college preparatory boarding school and, as of Fall 2006, coeducational independent military junior college located in Wayne, Pennsylvania that follows in the traditional military school format with Army tradition. Though military in tradition and form, the high school portion of VFMAC, Valley Forge Military Academy, is a college preparatory boarding institution specializing on student leadership. VFMAC's administration is composed entirely of current or retired military; the Board of Trustees are entirely alumni. Some graduates pursue careers in the armed services, VFMAC has one Rhodes Scholarship recipient; the school has established a tradition with the British Monarchy and follows an American military academy model and practices the American Army tradition. VFMAC has a British Army Garrison Sergeant Major with William'Billy' Mott, OBE MVO, Welsh Guards as the first Garrison Sergeant Major appointed as VFMAC staff; the Valley Forge Corps of Cadets, student run, is the only American military organization that maintained British rank, drill and ceremonies.
All cadets must earn a "Capshield" to be a member of the Corps of Cadets. It is the only Corps of Cadets in the United States to still have a traditional mounted battalion of one cavalry troop and one artillery battery. College cadet uniforms are styled after the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. VFMAC Regimental Sergeant Major, Drum Major and Field Music Drum Major wears the British Army Foot Guard uniform. Cadet Senior NCOs carry a British Military pace stick. Valley Forge Military College, "The Military College of Pennsylvania", is the only private military junior college in the United States where the entire college student body consists of military cadets from the United States and international cadets. All students are members of the Corps of Cadets; the Academy and College was once residential, but in recent years the academy offers a day student program. VFMC is the only junior military college that caters to all branches of the United States military through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and the "Prepster" program for all five United States service academies.
Valley Forge Military Academy was founded in 1928 by Lieutenant General Milton G. Baker, Pennsylvania Guard. For the first five months of its existence, the school was located in Devon, Pennsylvania, on the south side of Berkley Road, between Dorset and Waterloo roads, several miles away from the campus's current location. After a fire during the night of January 17–18, 1929 destroyed the original single-building campus, the former Devon Park Hotel, the Academy was moved to its present site in Wayne, the former Saint Luke's School; the highest decoration in the institution, the Order of Anthony Wayne, was made in tribute to the heroism of the first Corps of Cadets on the night that the first campus burned down. General Baker devised an American Revolutionary War motif for the school; the school colors are the colors of the uniforms of the Continental Army. The buildings in the Wayne campus were named for Revolutionary War leaders, while the uniforms, Alma Mater, rank structure were patterned from those of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
During the 1935–1936 school year Baker expanded the academy to include a two-year college program, with the first college cadets joining the corps that year. Subsequently, the school was known as Valley Forge Military Junior College. Today, it is known as "Valley Forge Military Academy and College". In the late 1940s to 1950s, Baker, an Anglophile, began changing the concept and modeled many of the school's drills and ceremonies after a British motif; the Full Dress Uniforms are modeled from those of the British Army, while others are ostensibly West Point and British hybrids. The corps expanded to include artillery in the late 1930s; the school was granted military junior college status by the Department of Defense sometime between the 1940s and the 1960s. Baker retired as superintendent in 1971, died at his home on July 31, 1976, at the age of 80; the 1981 film Taps was filmed at the school. Superintendents:Lieutenant General Milton G. Baker, Pennsylvania Guard, 1928–1971 Lieutenant General Milton H. Medenbach, Pennsylvania Guard, 1971 Major General Robert W. Strong, Jr. United States Air Force, 1971–1973 Lieutenant General Willard Pearson, United States Army, 1973–1985 Lieutenant General Alexander M. Weyand, United States Army 1985–1989 Colonel Harold J. Fraley, United States Army, 1989–1990 Vice Admiral N. Ronald Thunman, United States Navy, 1990–1993Title changed to President in 1992Rear Admiral Virgil L. Hill, Jr. United States Navy 1993–2000 Rear Admiral Peter A.
C. Long, United States Navy 2000–2004 Charles A. McGeorge 2004–2009 William R. Floyd, Jr. 2009–2010 Colonel David R. Gray, United States Army 2010–2012 Col. James J. Doyle, USMC, Interim President, 2012–2013 Stacey R. Sauchuk, 2013–2016 Col. John C. Church, Jr. USMC 2016–2018 Major General Walter T. Lord U. S. Army Class of 1984 2018-2019 The school has, as of 2011 about 500 students, representing 38 states and 25 nations; the college had the largest enrollment at the start of the 2009–2010 academic year: 334 cadets. By 2014, the school had grown to more than 650 cadets; the Army ROTC Early Commissionin
Edward Nathan George Jr. is a former professional American football player, a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University and won the Heisman Trophy in 1995, he was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, played professionally for the Tennessee Titans. George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Post-football, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 2016, he appeared on Broadway in the musical Chicago as the hustling lawyer Billy Flynn. George was born in Philadelphia, he played Pop Warner football for the Abington Raiders. He attended Abington Senior High School until the tenth grade, transferred to Fork Union Military Academy. George made the decision to stay at Fork Union Military Academy for a fifth prep school year or postgraduate year; such choices are made by high school football players hoping to improve their recruitment status with colleges, but for George it meant another year of the rigorous military lifestyle.
George rushed for 1,372 yards in his postgraduate season at FUMA, attracting the attention of several major colleges. George attended Ohio State University, where he majored in landscape architecture and played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team; as a freshman running back, George scored three rushing touchdowns in a win over Syracuse University. However, he suffered a major setback in a game against the University of Illinois. In that game, George lost a fumble at the Illinois' 4-yard line, returned 96 yards for a touchdown. In the game, with Ohio State leading by 2 points in the final quarter, George fumbled again, this time on Illinois' 1-yard line. Illinois drove for the game-winning touchdown. Before the Illinois game, George had carried the ball 25 times and scored 5 touchdowns, but he had only 12 more rushing attempts and no more touchdowns for the rest of the year. In the following season, George was listed in the depth chart as the team's third string running back, behind Raymont Harris.
He carried the ball 42 times when Ohio State had a large lead late in games. As a junior, George became the team's starting running back and went on to rush for 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns; as a senior in the 1995 season, George rushed for a school record 1,927 yards and 24 touchdowns, an average of 148.23 yards per game, while catching 47 passes for 417 yards and another score. One of his best performances of the year was in a 45-26 win over the University of Notre Dame, where he rushed for 207 yards, his third 200-yard game of the season, he rushed for a school-record 314 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in OSU's victory over Illinois. In the 3 years after his 2 fumbles as a freshman, George had over 600 rushing attempts and fumbled only 6 times. Ohio State finished the season with a 11-2 record. George was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, he won the Heisman Trophy in the closest vote in the history of the award at the time, beating the University of Nebraska's Tommie Frazier by 264 votes.
George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards and third in rushing touchdowns. Overall, he finished with 4,284 all-purpose yards, 45 touchdowns, a 5.5 yards per carry average. George was the first-round draft selection of the Houston Oilers in 1996 NFL Draft, being selected after Jerome Bettis elected to be traded to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers over the Oilers when the St. Louis Rams replaced Bettis with Lawrence Phillips. George won the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, was the Oilers/Titans' starting tailback through 2003, never missing a start, he made the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, assisted the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, where they lost to the St. Louis Rams 23-16. George gained 391 combined rushing and receiving yards in the Titans' three playoff games that year and went on to rush for 95 yards, catch two passes for 35 yards, score two touchdowns in the Super Bowl. George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown.
Only Walter Payton started more consecutive regular-season games than George's 130. Though George rushed for 1,000 yards in all but one season, numerous sports writers suggested that a heavy workload caused a decline in George's productivity. In five of his eight seasons with the Titans, George carried the ball over 330 times. In 2001, George averaged just 2.98 per carry, the fourth lowest number in league history among running backs with more than 200 rushing attempts in a season. George's decline in production along with several toe and ankle injuries were contributing factors in Titans owner Bud Adams' decision to release him on July 21, 2004 in part due to salary cap considerations, after George would not agree to a pay cut. On July 23, 2004, George signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys for $1.5 million plus incentives that could have earned him more than the $4.25 million he would have made under his previous contract with the Titans. George only started 8 games for Dallas while rookie Julius Jones was out for two months with a fractured scapula.
He became the backup running back when Jones returned midway through the season, finishing with 432 yards on 132 carries and 4 touchdowns. He retired in 2006, his career totals include 10,441 rushing yards, 268 receptions, 2,227 receiving yards, 78 touchdowns. As of 2017's NFL off-season, Eddie George still held at least