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Jon Root was born to Bill and Christine Root, a family who calls Fairview, Pennsylvania home. Jon Root attended Erie Cathedral Prep High School where he joined the accomplished football squad and became a key contributing member.
Jon Root helped the Erie Cathedral Prep High School football team to both district championships and state playoff appearances for two consecutive seasons in his sophomore and junior years. Then, as a senior, Jon Root was top on his team in several categories. The first was for catches and he was top on the team with 20 catches total that year. He also ranked first in receiving yards (381) and receiving touchdowns (7).
These scores landed Jon Root as the all-time fifth top player in school history with those seven receiving touchdowns in a football year.
Like most of his fellow teammates, Jon Root chose to redshirt his 2009 season with the Akron Zips football team. Come see him live in 2010 by purchasing your Akron Zips football tickets today!
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