The “J-Train” is back!

Last night the Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys and lost 13-30. Even though the Dolphins had an upsetting lose, it was a great night for all Texas A&M Aggies because the “J-Train” is back!

Jorvorskie Lane, from Lufkin, Texas, attended Texas A&M University and was an amazing tailback from 2005-2007. As an Aggie Lane rushed for 2,090 yards and scored 49 touchdowns. Then in 2008 the Aggies got a new head coach, Mike Sherman, who moved Lane to fullback for his senior year. Lane then rushed 93 yards and scored 5 touchdowns. When the season was over Jorvorskie Lane graduated but did not get drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Lane moved on to continue playing football in the Indoor Football League with the West Texas Roughnecks for the 2010 season. That season Lane had completed 326 yards and had 12 touchdowns. For the 2011 season Lane signed with the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League, but did not show up for practice and did not play football that season.

This summer the Miami Dolphins were having tryouts to help them find a fullback for the team. With no luck they extended their last tryout invitation to Jorvorskie Lane, who at the time was working in the warehouse at an Ashley Furniture Store. Lane attended the try out and really impressed the organization. On June 5, 2012 the Miami Dolphins signed Jorvorskie Lane to a 3 year contract, and he is now the team’s starting fullback.

When the Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys last night, Lane reminded everyone why he is called the “J-Train.” In the 2nd quarter when Lane got the ball Lionel Smith tried to stop him, but Lane ran right over Smith and just kept going. Smith will know next time to watch out for the “J-Train.”

As an Aggie myself, I am very excited to see Lane back in the game. I am sure Lane will fit in very well with this Miami Dolphins team because he will be playing for/with some familiar faces; Dolphins coordinator Mike Sherman was Lane’s old head coach at A&M, and Dolphins players Ryan Tannehill and Jeff Fuller are both former Aggies and were Lane’s teammates. I hope Lane continues to impress the team and they keep him as their starting fullback.

Here are some of the “J-Train” College highlights:

Resources:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/12510/type/college/jorvorskie-lane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorvorskie_Lane

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/06/miami-dolphins-who-is-jorvorskie-lane.html

http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/08/from-ashley-furniture-warehouse-to-nfl-fullback-aggie-javorskie-lane-makes-his-dolphin-debut.html/

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-06-05/sports/sfl-dolphins-sign-jorvorskie-lane-060412_1_dolphins-sign-coach-joe-philbin-training-camp

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