NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Bardhyl Gashi, a two-way lineman for the West Essex football team, this week signed a letter of intent to continue his athletic career at Colgate University.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior anchored both the offensive and defensive lines for the Knights and made 11 sacks on the defensive side. He was also the state heavyweight runner-up last wrestling season.

Gashi played right tackle on offense, keying a very productive running game for West Essex, and nose guard on defense.