Jeff Cass '89
A product of Harbor Creek
High School near Erie, Cass earned four letters in both football and track at
Grove City College from 1985-1989. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in
Jeff made Thorn Field his personal stage, excelling as a quarterback and punt returner in the fall and as a sprinter in the spring.
As a senior in 1988, “Number 7” threw for a school-record 1,375 yards in nine games.
He graduated as the College’s all-time leading passer, throwing for 3,006 yards during his career. Cass also graduated as Grove City’s all-time leader in punt return yards with 624.
A two-time team MVP, Cass set Grove City records for career pass completions and attempts. He earned the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 1988. Cass also captained the 1988 squad.
As a sprinter for the track and field team, Cass set school records in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He anchored the 400- and 1600-meter relay teams, which also set College records. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 and still holds the Grove City record in that event with a time of 21.26 seconds.
Cass earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference MVP honors at the 1987 Championships and earned captain’s honors in 1989. He helped the Wolverines capture PAC track titles in 1986, 1987 and 1989.
He won conference titles in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes during his career. Grove City compiled a 20-3 record in dual meets from 1986-89.
An Academic All-District selection, Jeff earned the College’s Sportsman of the Year award for the 1988-89 academic year.