Kerri Fleming of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette has a feature story on Jonathan Hernandez and his role as the No. 1 tailback for the UMass football team this season.
The word Jonathan Hernandez uses when he talks about playing for the University of Massachusetts football team is "honor."
Being recruited to UMass in 2007 after a stellar career at Leominster High was an honor. Becoming the latest in a long line of outstanding running backs for the Minutemen was an honor. And being scouted and recruited by then coach Don Brown and then running game coordinator Brian Picucci was an honor.
"He and Coach Brown recruited me, so that's an honor to me. I'm honored to play for him now," Hernandez said of fellow Leominster native Picucci. "We do connect because we're from the same town."