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Friday, December 09, 2005

Rich Erenberg in the Press

A blast from the past shows up in today's newspaper in Beaver County, PA. The piece is about how Erenberg had a hand in spoiling the 49'ers try for a perfect season back in 1984.

A native of Chappaqua, N.Y., Erenberg played football at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. Colgate played Division I football when Erenberg arrived before dropping to Division I-AA. A four-year starter at running back, Erenberg got a taste of big-time college football in his first game.

Colgate opened the 1980 season at Penn State.

"Being from a small school like Colgate, you get the message real quick seeing Beaver Stadium," Erenberg said.

Erenberg and Colgate left Happy Valley impressed after losing, 54-10.

Nearly two decades since retiring from the NFL, Erenberg has done well in his real estate career, heading a company that bought the largest office building in Southpointe last year.

"We do real estate investment and development," Erenberg said. "We create real estate funds and invest that capital. We're a very small, private entity. We do things quietly, under the radar."

Erenberg, who received his degree from Colgate in economics and finance, and his wife Lynn, live in Peters Township. They have sons, Andrew, 12 and Michael, 10.

As a senior at Colgate, Erenberg had over 2,000 all-purpose yards.

"We set a lot of rushing records and I got noticed by pro teams," he said.


  • Erenberg is modest - he played really well in that 1980 PSU game.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 PM  

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