The place LeSean McCoy
shaped his NFL career
By: Matthew Coller
WGR550 Sports Radio
Tyler Matekevich receives the
Chuck Bednarik Award
the Maxwell Awards
Milford Academy provides
pipeline from New Berlin to
Syracuse, producing 14
players in last 9 years
By: Stephen Bailey
The Daily Orange
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Milford Academy: The place
LeSean McCoy shaped his NFL Career
Buffalo Bills star running back LeSean McCoy suffered a serious ankle injury in high school. He went to Milford
Academy to recover. There, he got over tough times and became the player he is today.
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Seated at a long mahogany table with a stone chess set in the middle, Adrian Sapnas leans back in a spinny
chair, swivels his head from left to right with eyes wide. He looks over the cheaply-framed photo gallery like
they are Rembrandts and Picassos.
The snap shots are of men in football uniforms. There�s Florida, Syracuse, Auburn, Boston College, Miami and
on and on. These are masterpieces of coach Bill Chaplick and dreams of players like Sapnas.
"Oh yeah, this is my favorite room," the running back says, smiling.
Sapnas is from Springfield, Pa., where he grew up watching LeSean McCoy, though his twitter handle -
@adrian_petersap - is dedicated to another top running back who shares his namesake. At Marple Newton
School district, a small suburban school with around 3,500 kids, he was as dominant as McCoy or AP. The
5-foot-10, 185-pound back broke single season and career rushing records at his school and led the county in
touchdowns. But the cordial young man wasn�t highly recruited. Colleges spent their time looking at more hyped
running backs at bigger high schools.
Rather than test the junior college waters and use two years of eligibility, he came to Milford Academy, looked
at the conference room walls and decided he could one day earn a spot next to McCoy.
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by Matthew Coller
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Wednesday September 16, 2015