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Britton, Summers Join UConn Football Team

Chris Britton is one of two new Huskies.

Jan. 22, 2014

STORRS, Conn. - Chris Britton, a 6-2, 235-pound, linebacker from Harrisburg, Pa., and Jamar Summers, a 5-11, 178-pound, cornerback from East Orange, N.J., have enrolled at the University of Connecticut and joined the Husky football team. They will both take part in UConn's 2014 spring practice.

Britton, a product of Harrisburg High School, had more than 125 tackles in his senior season of 2012. Harrisburg went 11-3 in his senior season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Class AAAA playoffs. Britton played in the Big 33 All-Star Game on June 15 in Hershey, Pa. He was also a standout basketball player in high school.

Summers played high school football at Orange High School and was named honorable mention All-State by MSG Varsity and first team All-Essex County by the Newark Star-Ledger. He spent the 2013 season at Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) and led the team in interceptions with five and had 20 tackles on the season. He was also a standout track and field performer in high school.

"The UConn football team is proud to welcome these two fine young men to our family," said UConn head football coach Bob Diaco. "Our veteran players and our coaching staff will immediately begin to help them with the transition to becoming members of the UConn student body and our athletic department's culture."