Saturday, June 16, 2018

A Couple Of Alumni Notes

On the morning of the Friends of Dartmouth Football golf outing that brings a lot of former players back to Hanover, two alumni notes:

This screen shot from the May 29 Florida Times-Union shows former Dartmouth safety Charlie Miller going up against DJ Hayden during organized team activities. Check out the original page HERE.

Miller spent much of the 2017 season on the Jaguars' practice squad. Find his Jacksonville bio HERE.

By the way, if you want to watch a couple of Charlie Miller's teammates in action you can do so tonight. Flo Orimolade and the Calgary Stampeders will be on ESPN2 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 7 and Ryder Stone and the Montreal Alouettes will be on The Deuce against the BC Lions at 10.
Dartmouth-bound tight end Joe Kramer of Westwood HS (New Jersey) was selected as offensive MVP of the Bergen County All-Star game made a 28-yard diving catch in the back of the end zone to put the icing on a 21-7 win for his team. (LINK)

Looking as if he could still line up and take down a ballcarrier, Brent Frei '88 used a football analogy to help explain his hiring philosophy in an interview with Geekwire. (LINK)

Frei has founded and several successful tech companies including Onyx Software, TerraClear, HarvestWest Investments and Smartsheet. From the recent GeekWire story:
Frei recalled playing a college football game at Dartmouth as a defensive end. He tried to sack the quarterback, but an offensive lineman kept tackling him — a clear penalty, but the referee didn’t throw a flag.
Frei’s coach lit into him on the sidelines, demanding that he work harder. Frei tried to explain what happened with the opponent’s illegal move.
“Well, OK, then we are going to lose,” the coach said.
That moment stuck with Frei for the rest of his life. Everyone has a valid excuse for why they can’t be successful — so what are you going to do to overcome what’s unfair, or what’s too difficult?
“It was real lesson in determination, effort, and never quitting,” Frei said.
Geekwire wrote about Frei's return to his farming roots and the technology advance it led to in a story in April. (LINK)