Lufkin Texas Produces Another Pro-Athlete Miami Dolphins RB # 41 JORVORSKIE LANE

Lufkin Texas Very Own “Jorvorskie Lan” Miami Dolphin RB

 

Nothing excites me more about BRICKHOUSE TALK than when I have the PROUD opportunity to write about a star that has emerged from my home town of Lufkin Texas. Apparently there’s some Brickhouse Talk followers in Lufkin because I received a comment from Meme informing me of Jorvoskie’s accomplishment and you’re certainly right Meme, he’s deserving of the recognition.

On a personal side note I attended school with the parents of Jorvorskie Lane. Both were well known in our class as students with bright futures so it comes at no surprise  to me that their son has evolved into a professional athlete. Congratulation to you both!!! I must also mention that Jorvoskie has a sibling (on his father side) who has definitely made his presence known in the NFL, #88 JerMicheal Finely of Diboll Texas who plays  for the Green Bay Packers as dynamic running back (TEXAS REPRESENT). These two young men are destined for greatness and I’m rooting for them while smiling from ear to ear when they take field!!!

 

 

 

 

Jorvorskie Lane

Miami Dolphins RB #41 Jorvorskie Lane

At the prime age of 25  and now a professional football player for the elite team in the NFL, Jorvorskie’s Lane can credit his overall development and discipline as an athlete to the MIGHTY Lufkin Panthers. As a freshman at Lufkin High, Lane was a three-year starter as a running back.  Lane  rushed for 3,671 yards, scored 70 touchdowns and had 82 receptions for 1,060 yards. The late beloved and well respected Coach Outlaw (RIP) was quoted stating that  Lane was the “best guy he’s ever coached” and that he could have “started at every position on either side of the football”.

Naturally like many other gifted athletes Lanes skills were not just limited to the football field. He also played basketball with great potential in high school. He averaged 16 points per game and earned an all-district pick. I can honestly say I know where he got that gift from.

Jorvorskie Lane was a two-time all-state selection in high school, and it came at no surprise that he was recruited by eight schools, but he elected to signed with the Texas A&M.

During  his collegiate years Lane continued to develop as an profound athlete with the Aggies. In 2005 his freshman year Lane played in 10 of the 11 games and he rushed for more than 100 yards twice, including his season-best of 139 yards on 22 carries against Oklahoma State. Lane rushed for 595 yards and nine touchdowns on 119 carries.  He made A&M history by placing #8  effort by a freshman for his 595 yards and his nine rushing touchdowns were the No. 4 freshman effort in school history.

Lane’s 2006 sophomore year was no exception as he continued to hit records. Scoring a career high of 4 touch downs in the Louisiana Lafayette game. Not stopping there Lane ran 127 yards on 27 carries during the Missouri game—totaling the most number of yards ran the entire season. Productively he produced a first down or touchdown on 26 out of 29 carries on third and fourth down carries, scoring at least one touchdown in the first 11 games of the season. Lane tied the school record set in 1927 by scoring 19 touch downs.  Lane rushed for 725 yards on 166 carries and scored a school record of 19 rushing touchdowns. What a season!!

Lane’s  2007 junior year with the Aggies produced a  7–5 record. Within those 7 wins, Jorvorskie scored 15 touchdowns, and rushed 100 yards three times. In 5 losses, he averaged 31 yards scoring twice. Lane rushed for 780 yards on 168 carries, totaling 4.6 yards per touch and 16 touchdowns.

Jorvorskie Lane

Jorvorskie’s senior year brought about positioning change. Texas A&M new head coach Mike Sherman was well aware of the weight challenges Lane continued to face as a RB. Immediately upon the two meeting Sherman told Lane you’re going to be a fullback and his expectations was for Lane to weigh 260 once the season started. Of course Lane was disappointed with the direction of the new coach but he respected authority and obliged because he understood that fullbacks catches passes in coach Sherman’s offensive system and he had no other intentions but to be physically and mentally prepared.

The first three games of the season, Lane carried the ball 7 times, but in the fourth game against the Army, A&M coaches used Lane to run out the clock in the final quarter. Lane posted six consecutive carries in the drive, compiling 34 yards. His tenacity and perseverance helped the Aggies be victorious with  21–17 win. Lane was quoted saying “It felt good. That’s what I’m going to do when I’m called upon to carry the ball. I’m going to put my team on my back and win!! A true team player!!!

During his senior season he rushed 93 and had  five touchdowns.

Lane had the opportunity to demonstrate his talents and athleticism before some prominent NFL scouts in 2009 during East-West Shrine Game.  Although disappointed by his weight which was 295 at the time the NFL scouts all agreed that if Lane could control his weight he could definitely compete at the NFL level.  This was a potentially reason why he wasn’t drafted in the 2009 and was not signed as an un-drafted free agent.

But not becoming discourage or giving up Lane kept his eyes on the prize and in 2010 he signed with the Indoor Football League  the West Texas Roughnecks.In 13 games, Lane totaled 326 all-purpose yards for 12 touchdowns. Lane also participated at the Texas A&M Pro Day in March 2011. He weighed in at 277 pounds and measured 5’11″. He recorded a 4.87 40-yard dash, 18 bench reps, 4.41 5-10-5 shuttle, 7.58 L Drill, 32.5 vertical jump, and 8’6″ broad jump….no doubt that he has worked to improve his physicality.  November 2011, Lane signed with the Arena Football League Orlando Predators.

 BUTon that great day June 5, 2012 Jorvorskie’s childhood dream became  reality when he signed with one of the elite teams of the NFL organizations the Miami Dolphins. Lane is a prime example of NEVER giving up despite the obstacles. He continued to work hard on the areas in which he knew was a hindrance to entering the NFL. While doing so he continued to perfect his craft as an athlete. He is by far a BRICKHOUSE athlete as  he exudes confidence and character!! He’s a hero in his hometown of Lufkin Texas and have left great examples for the ones that are to follow.

GREAT JOB JORVORSKIE, I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND BRICKHOUSE TALK WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT YOUR CAREER!!!

 

Side Note: Don’t think for a moment this will be the last article of a great athlete evolving from Lufkin Texas…..”They’re Home Grown”!!!

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Ramonda Cutrer is the Ceo and Founder of Brickhouse Talk Productions. She is a dedicated sport fan, sportswoman, writer and entrepreneur with a vision to bring exciting and interesting perspectives on sports and entertainment with a classy approach.