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Pope John QB Sonny Abramson chooses Virginia as his D-I college
football destination

 

By PETER STEIN


pstein@njherald.com


A year and a half after getting the first of what would be numerous Division I offers, Pope John
quarterback Sonny Abramson has made his choice.


Abramson, who last week completed his junior season as the Lions' signal-caller, has selected
the University of Virginia as his D-I college football destination, according to Pope John
head coach Brian Carlson.


Abramson, a varsity starter for all three years of his high school career so far, had fielded offers
from top-flight Division I programs across the country since receiving his first offer from Rutgers
head coach Kyle Flood, when still just a Pope John freshman in the spring of 2013.


Abramson helped Pope John win consecutive NJAC American Division titles in 2012 and ‘13,
and helped the Lions reach the Non-Public, Group 3 championship game last year.


Abramson follows in the cleat-steps of Matt Schaub, who played under center for Virginia
before becoming a third-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons in 2004 and two-time
Pro Bowler for the Houston Texans (2009, 2012).


Before Abramson can begin his own Virginia career, he still has a year and a half
of schooling left at Pope John, and one more season on the Lions football team.

 

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Pope John XXIII Regional High School

28 Andover Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
973.729.6125, Ext. 240

Head Coach, Brian Carlson - briancarlson@popejohn.org

Admin Asst, Shelley Zambardi - admin@popejohnlions.org