9/11 hero, UR judo champion Jeremy Glick enters Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Jeremy Glick, one of the brave passengers of United Flight 93 who fought back against the hijackers during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has been inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Glick was 31 years old when he was killed in the terrorist attack and left his wife and 3-month-old daughter. He played nearly all sports well, but particularly excelled in judo. Though his school, the University of Rochester, did not have a judo team, Glick trained himself, went to the national judo championship and won.

His father, Lloyd Glick, told Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, “I think it’s more than just being an athlete, I think what we’re happy about is that he’s remembered as a human being, a good person, and how he really treated life on a daily basis. That’s equally if not more important than his ability as a fantastic athlete, and he was a fantastic athlete. There really was no sport he couldn’t play, he was just a natural.’’

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