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Rump signs with Georgetown

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By Ryan Naus

Josh Rump helped the Grant County Braves football team earn back-to-back winning records and hopes he can continue to do that as he progresses onto the college stage.

Rump signed to play for Georgetown College on March 17.

“I’m excited,” Rump said. “All my life I wanted to play for Georgetown. I feel like this is a dream come true. I’m hoping I’ll be able to play my freshman year and continue to get bigger, faster and stronger.”

Rump played offense and defense for the Braves, starting on the offensive and defensive lines, while helping the Braves earn a 7-4 record this past season.

“Josh is one of those exceptional players that is great to coach,” coach Mike Davis said. “I’m extremely proud of him because he’s worked hard and been a leader. That’s the reason he deserves this honor. He’s the type of player that is wholesome and he understands what work ethic is.”

Rump was a two-time defensive player of the year for the Braves in 2006 and 2007, while also earning team MVP in 2008.

Georgetown’s head football coach Greg Mullins is looking forward to Rump making an impact on his team and to continue working to get better this summer.

“He’s got the type of personality that we’re looking forward to working with,” Mullins said. “He’s versatile. When you recruit a player that fits into a bunch of different players, it’s a good thing. He’s got good football instincts and the respect of his teammates. He’s passionate about football. We’re glad to have him and look for good things out of him in the future.”

Rump knows that he will have to work hard to earn a spot on the field, but also that he will be dedicated to doing his best.

“It’s going to be awesome to put on the uniform,” Rump said. “It’s a dream come true and it’s going to be exciting.”