GREENBELT – Karl Mofor will be making the transition from a Raider to a Great Dane.
On Aug. 12, the Eleanor Roosevelt High School running back announced he would be attending the University of Albany in 2017. Mofor, a senior, is one of the best running backs in Prince George's County.
Mofor narrowed down his list of offers from Morgan State, Buffalo and Holy Cross, along with other interest from schools like Towson and the University of Maryland.
“I chose Albany because on my visit there it just felt like home, and my parents liked it as well,” Mofor said. “The whole staff was excited for me to be there and they have the experience of coaching at a high level. Their head coach was also straight forward with me and expressed how he felt about me as a student-athlete. This is the school that best fits me, and I feel I will be able to grow there in both life and football.”
Mofor arrived at Roosevelt his freshman year with hopes and dreams of playing varsity. Mofor has an older brother, Mike, who was a junior when he entered the program. Both brothers were tailbacks and played in the same backfield.
Mike was the starting running back and rushed for 3,774 yards throughout his playing career. He currently plays for St. Anselm College.
Mofor was the backup to his sibling and rushed for 107 yards his freshman year. He then had 663 yards and 11 touchdowns his sophomore season. Mofor and the Raiders ended the 2014 season with a devastating one-point loss to rival DuVal in the regional semifinal after going undefeated the entire season.
“Coach (Thomas) Green and the Roosevelt staff are one of the best in the whole state,” Mofor said. “They put me in the best position as soon as I came to Roosevelt to make me a better football player.”
Mofor took the division by storm last season. He amassed 1,604 yards on the ground with seven touchdowns. He currently has 2,374 career rushing yards and is on pace to surpass his brother in overall yardage gained. There is no doubt that Mofor is looking to improve on his junior numbers despite them being astronomical to begin with.
Last season, the Raiders went 9-3, losing again in the semifinals to the eventual state champions, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., 33-14.
“I’m a playmaker and my job is to make plays any way possible and just be a great leader for everybody on the team,” Mofor said. “I play both sides of the football and play my best every night in and out.”
The 5-foot-9, 200 pound running back will enter his senior year with big goals and expectations.
“My goal for my senior year is to win a state championship,” Mofor said. “I am looking forward to ending my Roosevelt career on top after the past three years of falling short.”
The Raiders will open up their season at home on Sept. 3 against the Riverdale Baptist Crusaders.