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Montgomery Bell Academy
Senior captain... Two-year starter at RB/FB, LB/DE and punter... As senior, produced 1,417 rushing yards, 212 receiving yards and 21 combined TDs as RB, posted 92 tackles at LB; and averaged 42 yards as punter, helping MBA to Division II state runnerup finish... Named D-II Middle/East Region Player of the Year, two-time D-II All-State and All-Midstate by Tennessean... Contributed 283 rushing yards,17 receptions and 32 tackles as junior... Also contributed on MBA's 2007 state title team... Decathlete in track and forward in basketball... High academic achiever, National Merit semifinalist.
John Lassing... Son of Chuck and Cindy Lassing... born May 21, 1991... Oldest of three siblings: brother, Mac; and sister, Kelly... Dad is an officer with Reliant Bank in Cool Springs... Six relatives, including dad and grandfather, attended Vanderbilt... Enjoys snow skiing and hanging with family and friends on the lake... Organized summer lacrosse youth camp for boys.
HEAD COACH DAN MCGUGIN
"The MBA motto is `Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete.' Fitz absolutely embodies those words. Just like Hunter (Hillenmeyer) was and Wesley (Johnson) is now, Fitz comes from the same mold.
"I've never coached anyone with the versatility that Fitz displayed. He simply had success everywhere we placed him. Fitz is also incredibly instinctual on the field. Call it football smarts, he's blessed with it.
"This year, we had some obvious tendencies and didn't care if our opponents knew about them or not. We advanced to the state championship by giving it to Fitz."