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By WALT BORLA
Guest Contributor

Carbon's Jan Jorgensen established a new Mountain States football conference record for quarterback sacks when he nailed the Colorado State quarterback for the 22 and a half sacks of his career at BYU. Jan had a second sack in the game to add to his record, but the first was a critical defensive move just when Colorado State was getting into position for a field goal attempt. Jorgensen, from Helper, is a junior at BYU this year and will have the remainder of the current season and all of his senior year next season to add to his record, a record that could very well stand for years when he is finished at BYU.

Jorgensen originally planned upon attending Kentucky University after the completion of his LDS mission where present Weber University coach Ron McBride was on the football coaching staff. When McBride moved on to Weber, Jorgensen opt to go to BYU instead. He red shirted his first year there and has been the heart of the Cougar defense since.

Sports fact:

In 1997 major league baseball officials retired Jackie Robinson's uniform number, 42, to honor the 50th anniversary of Robinson joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. This broke professional baseball's color barrier. Though individual teams can retire a number, 42's retirement has been the only one to span the entire league.

The 1997 ruling did not apply to players already sporting the number at the time. Today only one player still wears it, Mariano Rivera, of the New York Yankees. This writer had the privilege of seeing Robinson play for the Dodgers in a game against the New York Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.




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