Position: Running Back
Height /Weight: 6-0 / 200
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
High School: Timber Creek (N.J.) HS
Previous School: Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College
At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad after transfer from Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College • looking to see an increased role as a junior • adds solid depth to a backfield filled with speed and talent • projected as the team's No. 3 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce and senior David Hayes • can also return kickoffs • enjoyed an outstanding spring • rushed five times for 39 yards and scored on a one-yard touchdown run and also caught a pass for nine yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game.
2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained junior eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
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 CAA rival Richmond • cousin, Evan Shields, currently plays at CAA foe Rhode Island • will also face former Timber Creek teammate Eric Loper (Villanova) and former Lackawanna teammates Grant Enders (Towson) and Josh Bailey (Delaware State) again this fall.Back To Football Home Football Story Archive