2013 East All Stars – #52
6’1″ 218 lbs
High School: Brother Rice, A
High School Coach: Albert Fracassa
College: Western Michigan University
Lucas is the son of Jim and Jenny Cherocci of Rochester Hills. He has two older brothers, Zachary (21) who plays on the defensive line at Hillsdale College, and Justin (20) who plays for Central Michigan University as a linebacker. Lucas, his father and his two brothers all played football for the legendary Brother Rice High School football coach, Al Fracassa. All four Cheroccis were varsity captains for Coach Fracassa.
Lucas started playing football at age six for the Troy Cowboys where he played fullback and linebacker from 2001 to 2008. In 2009, as a ninth grader, he started playing for Brother Rice as a linebacker. Lucas was a two-year varsity starter for the Warriors. Lucas ended his high school varsity career with back-to-back State Championship titles, a first in history for Brother Rice football.
Lucas also played basketball and baseball through middle school. He will continue his accademic and athletic pursuits at Western Michigan University.
Lucas said, “I am thankful to my two older brothers, Zachary and Justin, who have greatly influenced my life. I am very blessed to have two brothers as great as they are. They’re my heroes. They’re my mentors. And they’re my best friends.” He thanked his teammates, “I truly believe the reason we won back to back state titles is because we are a family.” Lucas also thanked his coaches, especially Coach Fracassa, “You have instilled lessons, knowledge, integrity and wisdom in me that goes to greater depths than one would understand. Thank you to my family for your continued fan support and encouragement. Lastly, thanks to God for the blessings that are bestowed upon me daily, and for your continued guidance. Lucas ended with a quote from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
All CHSL, 2011 & 2012
All Area, Observer & Eccentric, 2011 & 2012
All District, 2011 & 2012
All County, Oakland Press, 2011 & 2012
All Metro, Detroit Free Press & Detroit News, 2012