- Name: Emerson Logie
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 250 lbs
- Position: TE/H-B
- College: Brown University
- Twitter: @Logination6
- Instagram: @elogie99
Talk about your experience as a student. What is your major/minor? Did you participate in any other activities or campus organizations other than football?
I’ve had an unbelievable experience as a student at Brown. When I went to class every day my professors are some of the leaders in their fields and my peers are people that will be future industry leaders and thinkers. Brown also implements an open curriculum which gives students the ability to do coursework outside of their major. So, even though I’m a Business Economics major, I have taken plenty of classes in other topics such as history and sociology. Outside of football, I’m a member of a fraternity called Theta Alpha on campus.
How did you end up at Brown University?
I had a pretty unconventional recruiting process as I played quarterback pretty much until my junior year in high school. During that season, I moved around the field a lot and played a bunch of different positions. I once played 7 different positions in a single game. My senior year I put on 15-20 pounds and moved to playing TE and DE full-time. I ended up having a solid year and putting some good stuff on film. During my senior year I was mostly talking to schools in the Ivy League. When Brown ended up coming through with an offer after the season, I jumped at the opportunity.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
I think they’d say that I’m someone who loves football and comes to practice every day prepared to play at a high level.
What kind of role do you see yourself in on the team? What scheme and/or position suits your skill set?
Being a tight end in Coach Perry’s offense is all I could ever ask for. I get to put my hand in the ground, play in the hip and h-back position, flex out, be in the backfield as the lone back, and go in motion a lot. It calls for me to be very versatile, which I think is a strong suit of mine.
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
My sophomore year I lined up against Penn defensive lineman Louis Vecchio for a lot of the game who was a senior at the time which was an awesome challenge. He went on to play a grad transfer year at Vanderbilt before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Which one of your teammates impresses you the most?
I think our Quarterback EJ Perry is the best player in the league and one of the better players in all of FCS football.
Describe a time in your life when you were able to overcome a struggle.
I broke my foot during preseason of my junior year and had to get season-ending surgery. It was a tough time for me because playing football every fall is such a constant in my life. After a lot of physical therapy, I was able to recover and get back to running for winter workouts. The silver lining is that I was able to redshirt and have another year to play.
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What is something that you are most proud of? What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I am most proud of being an Ivy League student-athlete. With that title comes a lot of challenges on and off the field but also gives me the opportunity to be around some incredibly driven and bright people that inspire me to be at my best every day. The day I committed to Brown was easily one of the happiest days of my life.
Describe one of the most memorable plays of your collegiate career.
This past season we had a three play sequence installed against URI with the last play being a deep throw out of an unbalanced formation where I was the primary target. We tried to run it early on in the game but the sequence got cut off due to a timeout or a penalty. In the fourth quarter we were down by 3, and we ran the unbalanced play. I was able to make the catch and lower my shoulder into a URI defender getting some RAC for a 35 yard gain. We drove the ball the rest of the way for a touchdown.
If you didn’t play football, what other sport would you play?
I grew up playing lacrosse and hockey but was never a very good skater. So, I’d play lacrosse.
Do you have a favorite athlete or professional team? Is there a player that you model your game after?
My favorite pro teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees. A player I model my game after is Kyle Juszczyk, the 49ers fullback who played at Harvard.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies? Do you have any secret talents?
I really enjoy playing golf with a group of friends.
Why do you play football?
I genuinely love all the small intricacies and nuances of the sport. On a given play, there are very small things that make the difference between a play breaking for a long run and a play being a loss of yards. It’s the ultimate team sport.
Who or what motivates you the most?
I’m most motivated by my grandfather, who passed away this past spring. He played football at Villanova in the 1950s and was truly a larger than life figure.
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