North Allegheny senior Luke Colella has verbally committed to continue his football career at Division I Princeton University. The all-conference multi-purpose back announced his choice to the Ivy League school on Wednesday via twitter.
— Luke Colella (@LukeColella2) July 10, 2019
Colella was a Big 56 Conference honorable mention pick as a junior, leading the Tigers in receiving with 14 catches for 255 yards and a touchdown. He added another 166 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. A big play threat on defense and special teams, Colella averaged 24.8 yards per kickoff return and has two career interceptions. An outstanding student, he boasts a 4.25 GPA in the classroom.
Colella will join a Princeton University program that recently won its fourth outright Ivy League title in 2018 with a perfect 10-0 record.
Colella and the North Allegheny Tigers will open the 2019 season on Friday, August 23 against Friendship Collegiate Academy.
North Allegheny lineman Jake Lugg made a verbal commitment on Wednesday to continue his football career at Harvard University. Lugg, who will be a senior this upcoming season, made the announcement via twitter.
— Jake Lugg (@jake_lugg) June 26, 2019
Lugg will join his older brother, Josh, as a Division I offensive lineman. Josh Lugg is approaching his junior season at Notre Dame.
Jake Lugg and the North Allegheny football team open the season on Friday, August 23 against Friendship Collegiate Academy.