Jordan Waxman's toes have earned him the shot at playing Division 1 football in the fall.Quakertown's senior kicker will be making the leap to college football and attending the

University of Maine later this year.

Waxman has only been playing football since his first year of high school, before that find-ing himself more inclined to compete on the soccer fields.

And back then, a Division 1 scholarship wasn't something that was anywhere near Waxman's radar.

"When I was a sophomore I didn't think I was very good," said Waxman. "Towards my junior year, and then again this year, I made all-state. So I started thinking 'maybe I'll have a shot.'"

Even though it is far from home, Waxman said that after seeing the campus, and meeting with coaches and players he was definitely "sold" on spending his next few years in Maine.

Now Waxman is looking at a shot to boot the opening kickoff against the University of Iowa.

Waxman is the fifth Panther over the course of the past four years to find himself heading away from Quakertown and towards Division 1 college football.

"We are all proud of Jordan's growth as a player and individual. He is a tremendous talent and we wish him the best for the next four years and beyond," said Panther Head Coach John Donnelly, who was pleased to see another graduating Panther's hard work and dedication materialize into the ability to play Division 1.

David P. Anderson is the editor of The Free Press. He can be reached at dpanderson@berksmontnews.com.

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