Having grown up in Boulder with direct ties to the University of Colorado and its football program, Jack Remington has always considered himself a part of the Buffs’ massive family.
Committing to the school academically was a no-brainer, and Remington — a senior at Fairview — was accepted to the university just within the past few weeks.
Getting the chance to participate with the football team as his father Barry did in the mid-80s? That’s icing on the cake.
And, he’s going to be doing a lot of ‘eating’, as on Monday night he announced that he was joining the Buffs as a walk-on for next fall.
“I can’t even describe (the feeling). This has been a dream since I was a little kid, I love CU,” Remington said Tuesday. “I go to all the games, and of course my dad played there and my whole family went there so it’s just something that I always wanted to do.
“I’m so glad that I was able to make this happen and have the opportunity. ”
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Remington is coming off a stellar senior season for the Knights. He was a captain, played both ways (linebacker and left tackle), and he amassed 67 tackles with three sacks and two fumble recoveries during the year. He was an all-region selection as well.
One of the best parts of his prep playing experience, however, was being able to work for his father, who was on the FHS coaching staff. Barry Remington is CU’s all-time leading tackler and a multi-time letterman, and Jack was quick to thank his father for molding him up to this point.
“It’s awesome to have my dad on the field out there with me, and just most people can’t even say that,” he said. “He’s a great football mind, especially for a linebacker, and he can always be just straight up with me which is great. He’s helped me learn how to be a great player and a great man, and I can’t ask for a better coach than my own dad for the last four years and even beyond that.
“I’m excited to follow him up to CU and also write my own story.”
While he feels comfortable with his physical frame, Remington is ready to learn, first and foremost, even more about the CU defensive systems.
“I just want to be ready,” he said, adding that he has greatly admired Nate Landman the past few seasons. “I want to (gain) a lot of wisdom about everything over the next couple months and just be ready for anything, because I know nothing is going to be handed to me.
“Number one priority when you’re a walk-on is hard work.”