Tuesday, January 23rd

Caesar Alvarez

Colonia High School class of 1975

Caesar was an excellent athlete (football, track and field) at Colonia High School in the early to mid -1970’s.

In football, Caesar was named to The Star Ledger 1974 All State-All Groups First Team at offensive guard. He was also named to The Star Ledger All County First team at offensive guard and the Middlesex County Coaches All County First team at defensive tackle. In addition, he was voted the most valuable lineman in the County. The News Tribune said, “Caesar is as fast as he is strong and plays the run and pass equally as well. His emotional psyche is expected to carry him to a great collegiate career.”(December, 1974) Well, it certainly did at UVA!!! CHS finished the 1974 season ranked 18th in The Star Ledger final poll with an 8-2 record. The team was Middlesex County Athletic Conference Champions. After the season, Coach Joe Martino said the following about Caesar and his twin brother Al; “two fine kids who rate as high as any kids we’ve had.” “They are top quality kids and I’m sure they’ll find a job.” (in reference to their college choice) Coach Martino also said that “Caesar was the most sought after junior he’s ever coached.”

Following high school, Caesar, with his twin brother, Al, was off to the University of Virginia where he lettered in Cavalier football during the 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978 seasons mainly at defensive tackle. He was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic team in 1978. (Source: UVA football website on-line)

Today, Caesar is married to Conchetta. Together, they have three children: Taylor, Paige and Ashley. The family lives in Brielle. Caesar is the owner of E.R.S. General Contracting Company. Like his brother, Al, Caesar enjoys helping people in need. During storm Sandy, he went out of his way to help many families not expecting anything in return. Caesar’s pride and joy are his three kids, building a home for his family, and being a family man first and foremost.