Ben Zorn, a George Mason alumnus who graduated in 2007, currently attends San Jose State University in California and plays on their football team. The San Jose State Spartans have a NCAA Division IA football program, the highest level in the country. This is a great accomplishment to play for such a decorated program, which came from hard work and commitment on the part of Zorn.
Zorn played football and basketball for George Mason High School for four years. He had always dreamt of playing Division I football, and coming from a small program like Mason, it meant working harder and weight lifting more.
When asked how Mason prepared him for the college game, Zorn said, "It prepared me by making me play more than one position. Playing so much put me in great shape."
Zorn originally got the opportunity to play for San Jose State by sending the football program some game film. A few weeks after sending the game film, Zorn got a response from their out of state recruiter saying they wanted to offer him a spot on their team. Zorn took this opportunity as a way of fulfilling his dream of playing at the highest collegiate level possible.
Zorn has thoroughly enjoyed himself on the team thus far. He has played offensive line (OL) for his first three years in the program, appearing in a few games. His first two seasons with the team, the Spartans missed the chance to participate in a bowl game by one game, meaning one more win would have granted them a bowl game.
This season, the Spartans got a new head coach named Mike MacIntyre. He has brought the team a new way of looking at things, and focuses on discipline and conditioning. He has brought a new spark to the team, which helps with the loss of much senior leadership from this past season.
Among the seniors who graduated was the starting long snapper, which brought Zorn to the decision of switching from Offensive Line to long snapper. Next season, Zorn will be the starting long snapper for the Spartans, a great honor that he has now earned from years of hard work and determination.
Along with his football accolades, Zorn is pursuing an academic field very similarly involved; kinesiology, the science of human movement. Along with his football career, Zorn wishes to pursue a career in sports medicine, possibly as an orthopedic surgeon.
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