Senior Richard Krebs has committed to play football at Princeton University. The Friars lineman said, "I chose Princeton for the great education especially since it has one of the top engineering programs in the Ivy League and the best Chemical Engineering program. The campus is beautiful with green fields all-round and many gothic structures composing much of the academic buildings."
Athletically, he was specifically attracted to playing for a team with such a rich history and tradition making the balance of education and football at Princeton the perfect fit for him.
Krebs played both offensive and defensive line for the Friars his senior season and was a member of the Curia while serving as team captain for multiple games this year. During his junior season he was also selected All-Trinity League.
Coach Troy Thomas shared "On behalf of the entire football coaching staff we are all so very proud of Richard Krebs and his loving family. The Krebs have been able to endure and remain positive through some very tough times all the while being strong supporters of the program. We will never forget their example. Major love to Richard for being able to stay on task regarding his academic and athletic endeavors." He concluded by saying, "Congratulations brother on continuing your journey at Princeton University."
In addition to football, Krebs also wrestles for Servite and is involved in JSA and Priory serving as Prior General.
He is the third Friar in school history to play football at Princeton joining Doug Butler '82 and Mark Hirou '87 and the first to play for an Ivy League school since Nico Ament (University of Pennsylvania) in 2015.
Krebs is grateful for everyone who has supported him on his journey sharing, "I am so thankful for Coach Thomas and Coach D pushing me every day in the weight room and on the field to be the best football player and man I can be. I am thankful for Coach P for working with me on my footwork and hand placement." He continued, "I want to thank my family Robert, Ruth, Kathryn for supporting me even when I come home upset from a bad day at practice. My father for providing me the opportunity to attend such a great high school and always loving me. And lastly for my mother for smiling down from heaven on me and watching over me on and off the field."
Servite would like to congratulate Richard on all his hard work and wish him luck as he starts the next chapter in his life.