Tuesday, July 5, 2011
2011 Player Spotlights: Elliot Faerber
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 200 lbs.
Stat to Note
As a junior, Faerber led the Sunflower League in receiving yards with 650 in 10 games, including five touchdown catches.
Most of the time the division one athletes at SM East are swimmers, tennis players, or golfers--not future B1G Ten receivers. Faerber is another big-time football player in a new wave of talent at SM East working to buck the school's image of being one of the softer teams in the league. So far he's done a great job of that and he's already committed to play football at the Illinois.
Last season Faerber was the primary target of Colorado bound quarterback John Schrock. It seemed like Faerber always found a way to make a the big catch when his team needed it most. Perhaps his biggest moment was his 21-yard touchdown catch in the second half against SM West that more or less gave his Lancers a comfortable lead en route to their eventual win against the Vikings (it was SM East's first win against their rival SM West in over a decade).
Faerber returns in 2011 as the Sunflower League's top receiver and arguably its most highly touted player. He won't have Schrock throwing to him, but with his size and ability to catch anything thrown his direction he'll make any quarterback look good. His efforts this year will go a long way in determining how well SM East is able to build off their 8-2 season from a year ago.