High School Football:
Monday, February 14, 2000
By Bob Raymond
The Overbrook Rams football team, part of the Lower Camden County Regional School District #1, finally got a chance to retire the jersey worn by #33 Ron Dayne. Ron Dayne graduated from Overbrook in 1996, and went on to become the All Time leading rusher for NCAA Division 1A with 6397 yards at Wisconsin. Ron also won the Maxwell Award for the outstanding college football player, and the Grand Daddy of them all, the Heisman Trophy. He also won his second Rose Bowl MVP and became the leading scorer in Rose Bowl history with 30 points.
The Rams tried to retire the jersey on Thanksgiving at halftime of the Edgewood-Overbrook football game, but the weather prevented Ron from attending. Coach Harvey Miller and Dr. Michael Schriener, Superintendent of LCCRSD#1, had the honor of retiring Ron Dayne's #33. Ron also ran into former Overbrook Athletic Director, Mr. Frank Panhuise, and he gladly posed for a photo with friend Yassir Brown. Brown was a linebacker for the 1996 Overbrook team. Ron also brought along with him two trophies, the Heisman and the Maxwell Award. The visit was featured on the Overbrook Network television station to all the students.
Also, retiring from teaching, but not coaching, is Coach Harvey Miller. Coach Miller was the 1997 Coach of the Year, and had the first team from South Jersey to win the State Championship with an undefeated season. Coach Miller will retire from teaching History at Overbrook Senior, but will stay on to coach the Rams.
Good Luck to both Ron Dayne and Coach Miller in the upcoming years!!!!!
Photos by Tanya Y. Jackson
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