“A football savant.”
“Such a caring person, a compassionate man.”
“An imposing figure. He looked huge on the field.”
Those were some of the words used by teammates of Brian Sheridan to describe the former Rutgers University and Union High School football standout, who passed away September 13th after a battle with cancer.
Sheridan starred scholastically for the Farmers, and he notably almost single-handedly led them to the state title over Randolph in 1991, snapping the Rams’ state-best 59-game unbeaten streak.
For good measure, he was instrumental in Union’s win over Randolph in the 1992 title game as well.
Sheridan was named Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey and then was a four-time letterwinner “On the Banks” from 1993-1995 and again in 1997. He still owns the single-season tackle record he set in 1997, grabbing 161 (109 solo).
Listen below to an audio tribute to Sheridan from former Rutgers teammates Marco Battaglia and Lou Grasso, Jr. – who also coached under Sheridan at Union – as well as former Union teammate Carmen Marano, now an assistant at Union under Grasso.