Freeport, Illinois — It’s a life changing moment for one local Freeport Pretzel sports star. The Pretzel Pride Network first released news of senior Zeke Vandenburgh’s commitment in this video released earlier this morning.
Vandenburgh, who has been a hometown favorite was recently named OSF St. Anthony’s Athlete of the Week by WREX TV.
He has also helped lead the Pretzels to victory and by his performance on and off the field, looks like his career.
Vandenburgh said on his Facebook page that he thanks Jesus for giving him the ability to play football.
“God is so good”, he said.
Vandenburgh also showed his humble side a little when he recognized former Freeport football players that came before him.
“Thank you Jemea Green for keeping my head on straight and keeping me humble in every situation. Thank you to all the Freeport football players that came before me and helped put Freeport on the map.”
Vandenburgh says it’s is an honor to announce that he will be continuing his academic and athletic career at Illinois State University.