Published in The News-Herald
August 2, 2019
Jon Tomcufcik was doing everything he could to pay attention and learn, but his mind wandered just a moment to mentally pinch himself to make sure he was awake.
There he was – the senior quarterback at Kenston — sitting in the coaching office at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium in Mentor, watching and listening as NFL quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky (Chicago Bears) and Daniel Jones (New York Giants) broke down film and helped instruct the signal-caller for the defending state champion Bombers.
Countless high school football players across Ohio (not to mention across America) did endless hours of training and offseason work over the summer.
The number of players who got to spend a day breaking down film and having a throwing session with two NFL quarterbacks is relatively small.
Tomcufcik might be the lone member of that fraternity.
But that’s what he got to experience a few weeks ago when Trubisky and Jones — former rivals in college — came to Mentor and spent the day with Tomcufcik.
Trubisky (North Carolina) is the starting quarterback for the Bears, while Jones (Duke) was the first-round draft pick of the Giants this year.
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