Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.
Name: Jake Froschauer
College: Colgate University
Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 210 pounds, senior, quarterback
High School: Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey
About Jake: A three-sport athlete who also played basketball and baseball, Jake came to Colgate with four years of experience, a 35-9 record and leadership skills as a team captain his senior year. The two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member saw his first collegiate action in 2019 when he made four appearances as the Raiders’ QB including one start against Maine where he threw for 75 yards and a touchdown in the first half before going down with an injury. Jake has a personal family connection to the Rare Disease Community and after participating in Lift For Life events, he stepped up and became a Chapter Leader in 2020.
What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?
FROSCHAUER: Getting my first collegiate snap against Air Force.
What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?
FROSCHAUER: I decided to get involved with Uplifting Athletes because it supports a great cause and I have had family members pass away from rare diseases.
What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?
FROSCHAUER: How important it is to support young rare disease researchers because it is difficult for them to have access to funding.
What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?
FROSCHAUER: I would tell them to focus on your game and to be as transparent as possible with coaches. Communication is the key.
Who is your favorite NFL player and why?
FROSCHAUER: Taysom Hill of the New Orleans Saints because of his versatility.
If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?
FROSCHAUER: Michael Jordan because he is the greatest of all time (The G.O.A.T).
JAKE ON THE HOT SEAT
What is your perfect pizza?
FROSCHAUER: Buffalo chicken
All time favorite movie?
FROSCHAUER: Top Gun
What is your go-to fast food restaurant?
Favorite sports team (any sport)?
FROSCHAUER: Chicago Bears
What is the most used app on your phone?