The Marietta Effect
Jason Vrable '07
Major: Athletic Training
Additional Education: Master’s of Sports Management (Robert Morris University)
Hometown: South Park, Pa.
Current Job: Offensive Quality Control coach, Buffalo Bills
Favorite Professor: Sam Crowther
When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?
I went to Marietta for an overnight football-recruiting weekend. After the weekend was over on my drive home back to Pittsburgh, I told my father “I could see myself going to school there for the next four years.” When asked why, I replied, “The people.”
Favorite Marietta moment?
In front of a sellout crowd during my senior year, we were down by 17 points in the first quarter and came back to force overtime. We beat them in overtime and the fans charged the field and celebrated with the team.
Describe what life was like during your time at Marietta College.
It was an amazing four years, the best of my life.
What impact did Marietta College have on your career?
Currently I am a football coach in the NFL, so for some they may not understand how studying Athletic Training at Marietta would have impacted my career. Marietta impacted me both on and off the field because of the people. After my first semester at Marietta I realized the support I would have from everyone around me. The faculty took pride in seeing me succeed. Marietta College helped me be the person I am today.
What does it mean to be a Pioneer?