GREENVILLE, Pa. – In honor of the 60th anniversary of its creation in 1955, the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) recently released its 60th anniversary football team. Waynesburg University was represented amongst the 60 honorees by four of the finest players to ever suit up for the Yellow Jackets after the program joined the PAC in 1990.
Waynesburg's four honorees are Ryan Abel, Scott Cree, Mike Czerwien and Adam Moses.
Ryan Abel, a four-year starter at running back, is statistically the top rusher in Jacket football history. Abel, an Elizabeth Forward graduate, was a first-team All-PAC selection in each of his four seasons at Waynesburg and, to this day, remains the program leader in scoring (270), touchdowns (45) and all-purpose yards (4,173).
He also ranks fourth in total offense (3,989). Abels scored at least 10 rushing touchdowns in each of his four seasons and averaged 5.4 yards per carry while averaging just under 100 yards rushing per game (99.6). He finished his career with 3,985 rushing yards on 734 carries and 43 rushing touchdowns.