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How a decision made by Jason Trusnik's high school coaches spurred his NFL career

Sep 07, 2017 - Comments: 0

Rob Rardin was mad.

No, in the coach’s words, he was pissed.

It was August of 2001 and the Nordonia High School football team was grinding through two-a-days. Rardin, then the team’s head coach, had given his defensive staff a task.

“I got with my coaches, and I had a very young staff, and I said, ‘I want to know where we can play Jason Trusnik,’” Rardin said. “He’s too good of a kid to not have a position for.”

ONU, Adrian have hostile history to settle

Aug 31, 2017 - Comments: 0

There are a lot of uncertainties in season openers, especially when the two teams playing have not faced each other in an official game since 1989.

What will this team throw at us? How will they defend us as opposed to other teams? How different will they look in person versus on film?

There is one question that won’t have to be answered on Saturday night, however, in Ohio Northern’s season opener against Adrian (Mich.). When it comes to the tone of Saturday's contest, one thing will be certain.

Trusnik to be first-ballot ONU hall-of-famer

Aug 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

Jason Trusnik, who has had the longest NFL career of any Ohio Northern alumnus, will be inducted into the ONU Athletics Hall of Fame this September.

Trusnik broke the news on Twitter yesterday, expressing his excitement and displaying his induction letter from the university.

Schmerge named preseason second-team All-American by d3football.com

Aug 01, 2017 - Comments: 0

Senior linebacker Zach Schmerge, who led the OAC in tackles last season, was tabbed as a preseason second-team All-American by d3football.com on Tuesday afternoon.

Schmerge was one of five OAC players listed as first or second-team preseason All-Americans. John Carroll’s Ray Brown (DE) and Mason McKendrick (LB) were given first-team honors, while Marietta’s Roger Walker (RB), Mount Union’s Mike Vidal (DT) and Schmerge were named to the second team.

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