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August 2001

August 2001


Built to Last

Howard Schnellenberger is leading FAU into football with a solid plan and plenty of confidence
by: Jane Musgrave
© August 2001

When Dimitri Jacques was courted by Florida Atlantic University, the 18-year-old senior at Miami Beach High School didn't know what to think. Since he was a kid he had always wanted to play for the University of Miami. But at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, he just wasn't big enough to play defensive end for the mighty 'Canes.

On the surface, going to Florida Atlantic seemed like a risky move. Here, after all, was a school that had never even had a football team, much less a winning season.

On the plus side, however, it was near home. Situated in Boca Raton, the campus is roughly an hour-long drive up Interstate 95 from Miami. This meant his parents, his brother and sister, and friends could visit and he might quickly steal home if he got homesick.

Further, the team was scheduled to play its home games in Pro Player Stadium, home to the Mi....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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