THURSDAY, AUGUST 08, 2002
Former Jaguar Carnell Lake Joins Football Broadcast Team
Aug. 8, 2002
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Jacksonville Jaguar and NFL standout Carnell Lake will provide color commentary on the Jacksonville University football radio broadcasts for the 2002 season, JU announced today. Lake will join Dolphin play-by-play announcer Cole Pepper and former JU defensive end Will Weatherford, who started all 31 games of his career for the Dolphins before graduating following his redshirt junior season in 2001. Both Lake and Weatherford will join Pepper for all JU home games, while also making periodic appearances on "The Steve Gilbert Show". The Dolphins will also use Weatherford as sideline reporter during their pre-game, halftime and post- game shows.
All JU football games and coach's shows air on ESPN 1460 AM. The Dolphins open the 2002 football season on Sept. 7 against Lenoir-Rhyne College at 12:30 p.m. at D.B. Milne Field. The Steve Gilbert Show, which airs live every Thursday during the football season from 7-8 p.m. at The Mudville Grille at St. Nicholas, will debut on Sept. 5. All JU games and coach's shows can also be heard live on the Dolphins' official athletic web site - www.judolphins.com.
Lake was a five-time All-Pro defensive back and made seven playoff appearances during his 14-year career, including 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to missing the 2000 season with a foot injury, Lake had missed only six games in his first 11 seasons, and all 16 games six times. He started 171 of 185 games in which he played during his career, including 170 straight prior to his injury. The big-play cornerback turned safety finished his career with 834 tackles, 16 interceptions and 25.0 sacks, which is the most by any defensive back in Steelers history. Lake also recovered 16 fumbles during his career, which is tied for third on Pittsburgh's all-time list. In 1998, Lake was tabbed as the Pittsburgh YMCA Man of the Year, while also serving as the club's United Way spokesman.
After joining the Jaguars in 1999 as an unrestricted free agent, Lake moved back to his natural safety position after playing his final two seasons in Pittsburgh as a cornerback. He started every game of the 1999 season, but did not play in 2000 after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot. In 2001, Lake joined the Baltimore Ravens where he played in 15 games before retiring following the season. The Inglewood, Calif., native was originally drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft by the Steelers following three years as a starter at outside linebacker at UCLA, where he earned All-America honors as a senior. Lake and his wife, Monica, live in Jacksonville with their daughter, Siena, and son, Quentin.
JU will begin practice on Aug. 17 at the Ashley Sports Complex on the JU campus. Freshmen report on Aug. 14, while the veterans arrive on Aug. 16.