Posted: Jan 05, 2011
The former Earlham linebacker signed a professional contract last month with the Bricktown Brawlers of the Indoor Football League.
"It's something you dream about as a little kid," LaFollette said of joining his new team, which is based in Oklahoma City. "I've played since I was 8-years old, so getting the opportunity to continue playing at a professional level is awesome."
LaFollette (Riverview, FL, Riverview) played for the Quakers from 2006-09. He was named the squad's Most Valuable Player as a senior and received All-North Coast Athletic Conference Honorable Mention. That season, he led Earlham’s defense in tackles (96) and quarterback sacks (9.5).
"I've really been blessed," LaFollette said. "Playing at EC helped me to gain a better knowledge of the game, while working harder than anyone else on the team to become a leader on and off the field."
Earlham Head Coach Gerry Keesling was pleased with the news.
"Adam loves football and to see him have the opportunity to continue his playing career at the next level is exciting," Keesling said. "Adam has a tremendous work ethic and I am sure he will excel in the league."
The season opener for the Bricktown Brawlers is at West Texas on Monday, Feb. 21.
Brawlers Web site
Indoor Football League Web site