By Terry Toohey
HAVERFORD – Officially, Sam Gerber is listed on The Haverford School football roster as a slot back and free safety.
Gerber, though, is much more than that.
In addition to his duties as a receiver and defensive back, Gerber also returns punts and kickoffs, is on the hands team and the holder for all kicks. He would probably do more if head coach Brian Martin asked him to.
“He’s like a Swiss Army Knife,” Martin said. “He does it all.”
That includes calling the coin toss, which he successfully did prior to the Fords’ 34-6 nonleague victory over Lansdale Catholic at Sabol Field Saturday afternoon.
“He’s 1-for-1,” Martin said.
Gerber did plenty after the toss. He caught nine passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns, the first of his varsity career. He added 57 yards on four punt returns and led a secondary that kept Lansdale Catholic’s passing game from stretching the field.
In other words, it was just another day at the office for the 5-10, 170-pound senior.
“I just try to do my part on this team,” Gerber said. “I try to do everything I can to help this team succeed and win.”
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