Eddie Lacy, the powerful downhill running back from Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA, still…
Mom Knows Best: Eddie Lacy
Mrs. Lacy tried to keep her high school freshman son, Eddie, enrolled in school, but there were not enough certified teachers to properly run the high school Eddie was attending. With the city in disarray, a move for the Lacy family was imminent. "We moved to the Baton Rouge area thanks to the 'share your home' plan set up for Katrina victims," says Mrs. Lacy. "We had to find jobs and then saved to get our own place. We had to rebuild our lives. It was difficult for the kids." The Lacys settled in Geismar where Eddie attended Dutchtown High School as a sophomore, junior and senior. "It was different," said Mrs. Lacy. "Eddie was accustomed to New Orleans, and Geismar is very rural." At Dutchtown, Eddie Lacy went on to have an outstanding football career, rushing for more than 1,000 yards in both his junior and senior seasons. That brought lots of attention from big time football programs across the country. "Eddie was excited about FSU, so they...
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