J-Train Trusts Lane Change

by Ryan Peterson

Jorvorskie Lane is the Texas A&M all time touchdown leader.  When he touches the ball, good things seem to happen.  But he may see less of the ball his senior season.  New coach Mike Sherman likes Lane at fullback.

"At my size and body type I can play both," Lane says of playing tailback and fullback.

The J-Train has rushed for more then two thousand yards in three seasons and scored 45 touchdowns.  But he doesn't have a problem with leading the way for other running backs.

"It's going to pay off for me in the future,"  Lane says.  "The N.F.L. is looking for a guy who can block and run and I guess I'm that type of guy."

As for his relationship with new coach Mike Sherman, Lane says things are good.  And coach is still giving him reps with the ball in his hands.  Sherman is just doing what's best for the Lufkin native.

"He should know," Lane says.  "He's been a head coach, a G.M. and all of that.  So he put me in the right situation to be successful."

Lane hopes for a lot of wins his senior season, and phone call in next April's N.F.L. Draft.