Throughout Catdomealumni.com's video season (March-August) there will be 5 wildcats that will be named "Linfield Legends". Our first Legend is running back Carl Haberberger (1997-2000). Below are some thoughts on Carl writen by his former teammate, Wildcat standout, and close friend Josh Harrison (WR 1997-2000). Take it away Josh:
When remembering significant Linfield Running Back's, names like Ad Rutschman, Joey Rector, Gary McGarvie and David Russell come to mind. There is another name that can be thrown into the mix that a lot of us know, and everyone who follows Linfield Football should know. That name is Carl Haberberger.Not too many high school running backs can come into their first year of college football and play a major role in the team’s game plan. This is what Carl did. As his first season went on, he grew more and more involved in the offense and played his way into a starting role, not stopping until the game was taken away from him during the 2000 season.
With the combination of speed, vision, strength and an understanding of the game, Haberberger's talents currently have him sitting third on the school's career rushing yards list. Many of these yards were tallied up after Linfield's offense changed from a run heavy I-back set to a more pass happy spread offense. The chance of climbing higher on this list was cut short with a season ending injury during the fourth game of a potential All-American senior year.
Plenty more could be said about Carl's days at Linfield but players and fans of Linfield Football during the 1997-2000 seasons know Carl is deserving of this acknowledgement. He has received numerous team and conference awards and was in line for a few more.
Wildcat11 has put together some clips to show off some of Carl's best moments. For those of you, who did not get to see Carl play, enjoy the show.
-Josh Harrison Linfield 1997-2000.
Catdomealumni.com: Linfield Legend Carl Haberberger