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October 2, 2013

Military men on the gridiron

Wright, Lawler play key roles for Mass Maritime football

(Continued)

Lawler also said that shared experience helped himself and Wright when they went on their first tour as cadets through Costa Rica, Ecuador and St. Thomas during their freshman year.

“It wasn’t a hard transition because I’m pretty OK with talking to people,” Lawler said of going from Newburyport to the rest of the world. “It’s the same for Jonnie. I feel like, being from a small town, everyone is pretty close-knit, so I feel like we were more open to it than being from a large city. It’s kind of more, we know we’re from a small town so we’re nicer. We know not to pick fights with anyone.”

The Newburyport tandem

Name: Jonathon Wright

Team: Massachusetts Maritime

Sport: Football

Position: Wide receiver

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 180 pounds

Stats: 7 catches, 150 yards, 2 TD

Name: Tim Lawler

Team: Massachusetts Maritime

Sport: Football

Position: Offensive tackle

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 265 pounds

Stats: Anchors line for offense that averages 549 yards per game.

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