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Former N-P star’s heart leads to Wartburg success

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Jason Fisher will be the first to admit that it wasn’t always easy to stand on the sidelines during his first two years as a member of the Wartburg football team.
“It was different — very, very different,” the 2016 Nashua-Plainfield graduate said. “I mean I was used to playing every down, every game, and even though you think you’re prepared, it’s hard. I knew I had a lot to learn. I knew I had to get bigger. I knew I had to get stronger. It was just a matter of sticking it out and knowing it’s a process.”
And boy the process is working out just fine for Fisher, who may be the most undersized defensive end in the newly-dubbed American Rivers Conference but is having, to put it simply, a breakout junior season.
He is third on the team in tackles with 37, second on team in tackles for loss with 7.5 and leads the Knights in sacks with three.
Fisher played the best game of his college career last Saturday when Wartburg beat Coe 31-19 to stay in the hunt for a second straight conference title as he finished with 12 tackles, including 4.5 were tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks.
Not bad for a kid who is listed — generously, we might add — at 5-foot-10 and 223 pounds.
More on the story may be found in the Oct. 18 Reporter.

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