Roanoke Times Features W&L’s Sitterson

Photographer Kevin Remington captured Sitterson breaking the last tackled on a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Photographer Kevin Remington captured Sitterson breaking the last tackled on a kickoff return for a touchdown.

The Roanoke Times had a wonderful story on Friday’s sports page about Washington and Lee senior football star Stuart Sitterson. As the Times’s Mark Berman wrote, Sitterson’s parents were both star athletes at the University of North Carolina: his father was a pitcher; his mother was a sprinter and a founding member of UNC’s women’s track and field team. But much of his Sitterson’s inspiration comes from his brother, who played baseball for the Tar Heels before he committed suicide in 2004. The story is fascinating on lots of levels, but anyone who has watched Sitterson return kickoffs can appreciate his response to the question about what makes him so good as a kicker returner:

Just not wanting to get hit. Just running away from people.

The Generals face Guilford on Saturday at Wilson Field, and Sitterson, who was injured late in the first half against Hampden-Sydney, is expected to see some action in the game.



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