Jaworski will speak at Liberty banquet
The former YSU and NFL quarterback is a businessman and ESPN analyst.
By JOHN KOVACH
VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF
LIBERTY -- Ron Jaworski, former Youngstown State and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who had a 17-year NFL playing career, will be the guest speaker at the Liberty High Sports Hall of Fame Banquet April 23 at the Holiday Inn Metroplex at 6 p.m.
Jaworski, a native of Lackawanna, N.Y., who is now is an ESPN analyst, is expected to recount his playing and broadcasting careers during "A Night to Remember," which is the theme for the evening.
Also on the program will be the induction of nine persons into the Liberty High School Hall of Fame.
This year's induction class consists of Samuel "Bud" Eynon (basketball, baseball, track, 1937), Bill Orechoneg (basketball, 1970), Maureen Massaro (Impact, 1971), Joel Laskin (Basketball, 1964), Scott Burin (baseball, 1975), Roger Morris (baseball, 1975), Bob Thomas (football, track), 1975), Nehemiah Haire (basketball, 1988) and Robert Richardson (basketball, 1990).
The banquet is open to the public and tickets may be reserved by calling Patty at 800-860-6833, Joe Lukz at (330) 759-2301 or Doc Dull at (330) 759-2200.
Tickets are priced at $75 (reserved) and $65 (senior citizen). Corporate tables for 10 persons also are available for $700, or for $750 that includes a full-page ad for the banquet program.
Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships.
Played for Beede at YSU
Jaworski played quarterback at YSU for coach Dwight "Dike" Beede from 1969-72. He was selected in the second round of the 1973 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams, with whom he spent four seasons before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1977.
He spearheaded the Eagles to the NFC playoffs in 1978 and 1979 before leading them to their first Super Bowl berth in 1980.
Jaworski played 10 years for the Eagles, then became a free agent in 1987. Then he played for the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs before retiring in 1990.
Jaworski also has gone on to a successful business career. In 1991, he founded Ron Jaworski Management, Inc. to oversee the day-to-day operations of his business ventures.
In 2003, along with rock artist Jon Bon Jovi, Jaworski became co-owner and president of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. He will continue to work directly with newly-hired coach, Bret Musney, on football operations as well as assist the organization on all strategic marketing opportunities.
Aside from his business ventures, Jaworski is also a regular on ESPN, NFL Films and Eagles Television Network (Philadelphia).