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Student helps lead Pioneers to victory

September 24, 2012

  • Photo by Maggie McDermut ’15

Logan Kotzian ’13, known around campus as Logie Bear, has played a lot of positions at for the Lewis & Clark football program—receiver, kick returner, and now cornerback. Today, Coach Chris Sulages calls the Hillsboro native “as pure and natural a corner as there is.”

At 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Kotzian isn’t particularly big, but his skills shine on the field. “The techniques and being in the right position, especially for a cornerback, are far more important than being the biggest guy,” says Tim Jacobs, defensive coordinator for the Pioneers. “If you’re in position to make a play on the ball…that’s the key.”

With a recent win over Macalester, the 2012 season is already off to an impressive 3-0 start. But Kotzian hasn’t let the game distract him from his studies in sports psychology.

“He’s developed both in the classroom and on the field,” Jacobs says. “He’s done what you’re supposed to do in college—he’s grown as a total person.” 

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