Position: Running Back
Height /Weight: 6-0 / 183
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
High School: Timber Creek (N.J.) HS
Previous School: Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College
At Delaware: First-year member of the squad after transfer from Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College...will have junior eligibility...adds solid depth to a backfield filled with speed and talent...can also return kickoffs.
At Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College: Played two seasons at running back and kick returner in 2009 and 2010 at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. for head coach Mark Duda....team went 5-5 his freshman year and improved to 9-2 in 2010 when the team captured the Graphic Edge Bowl with a victory over Ellsworth Community College.
High School: Standout at Timber Creek High School for head coach Robert Hinson...helped lead team to its first state playoff appearance in school history in 2007 when the squad went 7-4...three-year starter at running back and also returned kickoffs...two-time all-conference selection and two-time team Most Valuable Player...ran for 1,700 yards as a senior...played in the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Game.
Personal: Justin Laing ("lang")...born Jan. 5, 1990 in Philadelphia...son of Mike Williams and Jackie Laing...one of seven children...communications major who aspires to be an ESPN analyst...worked at Polo Ralph Lauren Store in Atlantic City, N.J. during the summer...big fan of Will Ferrell movies...comes from an athletic family...brother, Chris Harper, played college football at NCAA Division I Rutgers...brother, Dominique Harper, played football at NCAA Division III Lincoln (Pa.) University...brother, Damon Harper, played basketball at Lincoln...cousin, Arman Shelds, was a standout at Delaware foe Richmond...cousin, Evan Shields, currently plays at Delaware's CAA foe Rhode Island....will also face former Timber Creek teammate Eric Loper (Villanova) and former Lackawanna teammates Grant Enders (Towson) and Josh Baily (Delaware State) this fall.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive