Asked what he hopes for his son as he grows up, Wade said, “I don’t want my son to grow up (in the midst of) evil.”. We moderate comments. We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. Published on July 20, 2020 Former Clairton standout and current Penn State safety Lamont Wade has been placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Penn State’s Lamont Wade was honorable mention All-Big Ten last season. Meanwhile, Wade was proud Hawkins didn’t react. TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. 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Wade said being quarantined allowed him to spend more time with his son than at any other time in the past two years. Hometown Clairton, Pa. School Clairton … That was the end of it. We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly. We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. Lamont Wade. Wade, a Clairton graduate, joined dozens of protesters at the Southland Shopping Center to raise their voices in memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of Minneapolis police. “It’s important to realize what brings us together, instead of what separates us.”. He thinks about his son’s future as much as any defensive scheme thrown at him during his coaches’ Zoom meetings. Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent. “You can’t avoid it. You can contact Jerry by email at jdipaola@triblive.com or via Twitter . He stared longer than I thought was normal, but I thought nothing of it. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. Penn State (NCAA) Clairton (HS) Pos CB; Height 5-9; Weight 190; Evaluation; Timeline; Prospect Info. “I said I want to maximize everything. Four-star cornerback Lamont Wade commits to Penn State By Lynden Ostrander Big-time cornerback from Clairton in Pennsylvania chooses to play college football with the Nittany Lions. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article. Although my inclination was to jump through his face when he stood close to me, I know that I’ll always be guilty before proven innocent. We do not edit comments. I remained calm, and peaceful, but was prepared to do what was necessary to defend myself. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information. How are you supposed to win? Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. After a minute or so of staring he got back in his car and whipped off. We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. • … Although taken a back, I kept it moving. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. “I’m feeling good and doing it to get everything out of this last year,” he said. “Three, four hundred years later and we’re still trying to fix this, still,” Wade said. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers. For my son, that’s what I have to say because I wouldn’t want anything less.”. Penn State safety Lamont Wade was on the front lines of a peaceful protest against racial injustice on Wednesday in Pleasant Hills. Wade was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2019, after making 13 starts in his first season as a starter with the Nittany Lions. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. While Wade hopes for what’s best for his son, he also works on himself. He said his body fat fell from 12% a year ago to between 4 and 5 percent. “If you are out here today then that means you want change,” Wade said. The Thorpe Award, named after former collegiate and professional football player, professional baseball player and Olympic pentathlete and decathlete Jim Thorpe, is voted on by members of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. “And we need to see actions towards change, starting today.”. “When we do something, it’s for us first, for our last name, then the university. Terms of Service. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers. He finished the season with 67 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. As I walked though, he yelled “F*** you! Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. “I wish he could grow up in some type of environment where everybody does things through love and peace. We moderate comments. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers. “The type of guy that Aeneas is. Penn State football player Lamont Wade speaks during a peaceful protest Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Southland Shopping Center in Pleasant Hills. The #1 site for Pitt football, basketball and wrestling, Duquesne football and basketball, RMU and WPIAL athletics news, recruiting info and opinion. Not worth my time. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. “I had to make some sacrifices because I love fried chicken,” he said. Pittsburgh Sports Now “The idea they can have their lives stolen from them before they get a chance to leave their mark on the world is unconscionable.”. I had to take a step back and realize, ‘What do I really want out of this? We do not edit comments. During his Zoom conference call Tuesday with reporters, he said he had just finished running up and down two sets of stairs in his State College apartment 20 times. And the covid-19 pandemic that canceled spring football and threatens the structure — if … “I haven’t even scratched the surface of what I can do. About a month ago, he started on the pescatarian diet that is largely plant-based, with seafood the main source of protein. I’m a larger man in all Penn State gear, so maybe he knew I played ball. That’s what he definitely did, and (he) showed courage by doing it.”, “Instead of focusing on what divides us, we never focus on what brings us together,” he said. He would be a great LB, but too small. Don't include URLs to Web sites. He said he has come a long way since the end of the 2018 season when he was a reserve safety who considered transferring. I don’t want to leave anything back at all.”. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Lamont Wade — Clairton Class of 2017 (Football, track and field, basketball, baseball) • 2016 Gatorade Pennsylvania football player of the year. They are either approved or deleted. The man eventually left without causing further trouble, and Hawkins, a 6-foot-2, 288-pound redshirt sophomore, finished pumping his gas, climbed back in his car and continued on his journey home. At that point, I felt threatened. Although I had done nothing out of the ordinary to invite conflict, it found me just for LWB. Hawkins, the grandson of former Pitt player Artrell Hawkins, told the story on Twitter of a white man shouting racial slurs and staring angrily at him when he stopped for gas. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation. Penn State coach James Franklin recently voiced his support with a statement. We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. “I kind of did some soul-searching, dig deep,” said Wade, who won three WPIAL championships and earned berths in two PIAA Class A title games in high school. Enter your email and get all of our posts delivered straight to your inbox. Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent. The world is changing for Clairton’s Lamont Wade as he approaches his senior season at Penn State. We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. 5-10, 187 | 40: 4.55 | Class of 2017. Email us tips/comments/problems with the site. The 5-foot-9, 188-pound defensive back originally joined the Lions as a cornerback, but the move to safety has paid dividends. via e-mail. “Whenever problems occur, the first thing I did, and the first thing lot of people do, is point fingers, and that’s not end-all and be-all. I’m posting this to remind my brothers and sisters of color to stay aware of their surroundings and to be safe. But what I feel like I’m trying to do is diminish it as much as possible so when the next generation comes up, they don’t have to deal with it as much. “When you get to college, if you want to devote this much time to it, then you have to do it the absolute right way,” he said. “The first thing you have to do is look into yourself. “Imagine running a race and being held back 400 yards. TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. He then, whips around to my pump and gets out the car and stares at me. pic.twitter.com/iNiKctgCmq. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers. Wade was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season, and since then he has focused on making himself a better athlete. Terms of Service. Wade didn’t need a reminder of what problems lay ahead for the next generation, but reality hit too close last Saturday when teammate Aeneas Hawkins confronted hatred and bigotry on his way home from State College to Cincinnati. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. How?”, BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE.BE THE MOVEMENT YOU WANT TO CREATE.OUR WORDS MEAN NOTHING WITHOUT ACTION.ITS TIME TO TAKE ACTION & TAKE BACK OUR COMMUNITIES !!!!!!!!!!!! Learn about Lamont Wade and other recruit player profiles on RecruitingNation.com. Privacy Policy | What can I get out of it, and how can I get it?’, “Staying was, honestly, the best decision for me.”. 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