Lehigh’s 5’5″ Ronald Jean beat daunting odds to become a top rusher

Standing Tall Posted: Tuesday October 19, 1999 04:10 PM By Jack McCallum The most painful wound ever inflicted on Lehigh senior running back Ronald Jean didn’t come from defenders taking whacks at his 5’5″, 183-pound frame. It came nine years ago from the hand of his mother, Charlene, who slashed him across the abdomen with a kitchen knife, leaving a thin, horizontal, six-inch-long scar. “It was like that when she was high on alcohol or drugs,” says Jean, 22. “She used to hit me a lot and abuse me verbally, but the knife is what convinced me I couldn’t take […]

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