TICONDEROGA - James Lenhart, a 2007 graduate of Ticonderoga High School is completing his final year at SUNY-Cortland with a unique internship opportunity.
A senior majoring in kinesiology and exercise science, he is working with the New York Jets at their pre-season training camp at SUNY-Cortland.
Lenhart is one of four SUNY Cortland interns working with the Jets during the month of August. This is the second year that the Jets have elected to hold camp at the Cortland athletic facility.
One of Lenhart's duties is assisting the players in the weight room with their specific training regimens and exercises. He spends each day with the players in the dining hall, the weight room and on the practice field.
He experienced a surprise meeting with former Jets quarterback Joe Namath on the sidelines at a practice session during the first week.
The HBO film crew for the series "Hard Knocks" was also present in Cortland for this year's preseason camp. The Jets will be this year's subject of the weekly series.
Lenhart also continues his own football workout program during the week. He plays outside linebacker and on special teams for the SUNY-Cortland Red Dragon football team.
His brother, Steven, a 2009 graduate of Ticonderoga High School, is majoring in biology and also plays for the Cortland team at defensive back and on special teams.