FBS Players from State Champs

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Since this came up on another thread (I think arguing about Pine-Richland's talent level?) - from the state champs project stuff I've done, here are all the FBS players who started for state champs in 6A/4A. Outside of a few outliers, which will be apparent, I was surprised how consistent the numbers were from year-to-year. Discuss away.

1988 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (1): Todd Orlando (Wisconsin)

1989 Upper St. Clair (3): Pete Habib (Akron), Doug Whaley (Pittsburgh), Phil Dunn (Akron)

1990 North Allegheny (5): Paul Failia (Notre Dame), Kevin Rock (Pittsburgh), Jusin Goheen (Notre Dame), Matt Haff (Boston College), Jason Augustino (Virginia)

1991 CB West (3): Greg Moylan (Temple), Rob Swett (Michigan), Todd Volitis (Virginia Tech)

1992 Cumberland Valley (2): Jon Ritchie (Stanford/Michigan), Askari Adams (Penn State)

1993 North Hills (5): Eric Kasperowicz (Pittsburgh), Lavar Arrington (Penn State), Seamus Murphy (NC State), Chris Barie (Kent State), Chris Feola (Pittsburgh)

1994 McKeesport (3): Brandon Short (Penn State), Roger Wilson (Kansas), Jermain Cromerdie (Kansas)

1995 Penn Hills (5): Victor Strader (Pittsburgh), DeWayne Thompson (Rutgers), Mike White (Pittsburgh), Demond Gibson (Pittsburgh), Ron Graham (Penn State)

1996 Downingtown (2): Dan Ellis (Virginia), Arlen Harris (Virginia)

1997 CB West (2): Dave Armstrong (Michigan), Ben Carber (Virginia)

1998 CB West (2): Dustin Picciotti (Pittsburgh), Ben Carber (Virginia)

1999 CB West (2): Dustin Picciotti (Pittsburgh), Justin Outten (Syracuse)

2000 Erie Cathedral Prep (5): Ed Hinkel (Iowa), Jawan Walker (Pittsburgh), Charles Rush (Penn State), Dale Williams (Pittsburgh), Joe Dipre (Pittsburgh)

2001 Neshaminy (3): Jamar Brittingham (Rutgers), Mike Loveland (Temple), Kevin Kelly (Penn State)

2002 Parkland (2): Austin Scott (Penn State), Adam Atiyeh (Pittsburgh)

2003 North Penn (2): Kevin Akins (Boston College), Deanco Oliver (Syracuse)

2003 St. Joseph Prep (4): Brian Tracz (Indiana), Steve Quinn (Notre Dame), Matt Parkhurst (Marshall), Charlie Noonan (Rutgers)

2004 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (5): Shane Murray (Pittsburgh), Eugene Jarvis (Kent State), John Pelusi (Pittsburgh), Stefan Wisniewski (Penn State), Nate Williams (Northwestern)

2005 McKeesport (2): Travis McBride (Penn State), Anthony Leonard (West Virginia)

2006 Upper St. Clair (1): Dane Conwell (Indiana)

2007 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (8): Tino Sunseri (Pittsburgh), Jeff Knox (Pittsburgh), Andrew Taglianetti (Pittsburgh), Dan Vaughan (Syracuse), Quentin Williams (Northwestern), Terrell Anderson (Toledo) Matt Oczypok (Bowling Green), Liam Krahe (UMass)

2008 Liberty (4): Anthony Gonzalez (Pitsburgh), Devin Street (Pittsburgh), Levi Brown (Temple), Jarrod West (Syracuse)

2009 LaSalle (0):

2010 North Allegheny (3):
Rob Kugler (Purdue), Justin Haser (Ohio), Patrick Kugler (Michigan)

2011 Central Dauphin (2): Zayd Issah (Penn State/Temple), Evan Schwan (Penn State)

2012 North Allegheny (4): Patrick Kugler (Michigan), Elijah Zeise (Pittsburgh), Mack Leftwich (UTEP), Jeremy Gonzales (Pittsburgh/UTEP)

2013 St. Joseph’s Prep (4): Olamade Zaccheus (Virginia), D’Andre Swift (Georgia), John Reid (Penn State), Jon Daniel Runyan (Michigan)

2014 St. Joseph’s Prep (6): Jack Clements (Rutgers), Olamade Zaccheus (Virginia), D’Andre Swift (Georgia), John Reid (Penn State), Jon Daniel Runyan (Michigan), Benny Walls (Temple)

2015 Pitsburgh Central Catholic (9): Ronnie Jones (Toledo), Bricen Garner (Pittsburgh), Rashad Wheeler (Pittsburgh), CJ Thorpe (Penn State), David Adams (notre Dame), Damar Hamlin (Pittsburgh), Ron George (Western Michigan), Kurt Hinisch (Notre Dame), David Green (Pittsburgh)

2016 St. Joseph’s Prep (4): D’Andre Swift (Georgia), Darryle Simmons (Virginia Tech), Ryan Bryce (Army), Bradley Cobaugh (Temple)

2017 Pine Richland (3): Phil Jurkovec (Notre Dame/BC/Pit), Andrew Kristofic (Notre Dame), Mike Katic (Indiana)

2018 St. Joseph’s Prep (6): Kyle McCord (Ohio State), Kolbe Burrell (Buffalo), Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio State), Matt Lombardi (Tulane), Brad Harris (Rutgers), Jeremiah Trotter JR (Clemson)

2019 St. Joseph’s Prep (11): Kyle McCord (Ohio State), Kolbe Burrell (Buffalo), Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio State), Malik Cooper (Temple), Sahmir Haggans (Duke), Matt Lombardi (Tulane), Brad Harris (Rutgers), Josiah Trotter (West Virginia), Jeremiah Trotter JR (Clemson), Keenan Nelson (South Carolina), Antonio Chadha (Rutgers)

2020 St. Joseph’s Prep (9): Kyle McCord (Ohio State), Marvin Harrison Jr (Ohio State), Malik Cooper (Temple), Sahmir Haggans (Duke), Brad Harris (Rutgers), Josiah Trotter (West Virginia), Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (Clemson), Keenan Nelson (South Carolina), Antonio Chadha (Rutgers)

2021 Mount Lebanon (2): Eli Heidenreich (Navy), Alex Tecza (Navy)
 

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I don’t know if you want to count this, but on the 2017 P-R team Tyler King became a Navy commit and went to boot camp, but it wasn’t a good fit so transferred.
 

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- I included Jamar Brittingham and Zayd Issah because, while they didn't end up at FBS programs, they were committed there and did not lose those opportunities due to football reasons, so I felt as a talent assessment, they belonged in the group.
-The CB West 1998 team is one of the best teams of the state playoff era, but only had Picciotti and Carber go FBS. The flip side is, they had nine FCS guys (New Hampshire, three Richmonds, Princeton, Duquesne, two Rhode Islands, UMass, Delaware), which is a huge number. PCC 2004 is similar, with five FBS and eight FCS (Wofford, Delaware, two Georgetowns, Bucknell, Cornell, Columbia, Duquesne)
 

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I know this post is for 4A-6A but wanted to share the FBS players on Southern Columbia's 2017-19 state championship teams. Ridiculous for a 2A school. All except Hollenbach are currently starting or seeing significant playing time. Haladay was recently Big 10 defensive player of the week 2 weeks in a row.

Cal Haladay - Michigan State
Julian Fleming - Ohio State
Gaige Garcia - Michigan/Lehigh
Preston Zachman - Wisconsin
Gavin Garcia - Kent State
Stone Hollenbach - Alabama

At least 1 FCS player I know of
Max Tillett - New Hampshire
 

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I know this post is for 4A-6A but wanted to share the FBS players on Southern Columbia's 2017-19 state championship teams. Ridiculous for a 2A school. All except Hollenbach are currently starting or seeing significant playing time. Haladay was recently Big 10 defensive player of the week 2 weeks in a row.

Cal Haladay - Michigan State
Julian Fleming - Ohio State
Gaige Garcia - Michigan/Lehigh
Preston Zachman - Wisconsin
Gavin Garcia - Kent State
Stone Hollenbach - Alabama

At least 1 FCS player I know of
Max Tillett - New Hampshire
What's crazy is, I don't think they had had an FBS player since Henry Hynoski in the early 2000s. Then to have all of those guys in one group was nuts (though Hollenbach was a PWO I think - still a good player, but slightly different situation). Haladay, Fleming, and Zachman are all good Big Ten starters.

Also, I'm working on the 3A which became 5A/4A, I have a lot of the teams, but not all of them. I might just ones the runs i've got.
 
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I know this post is for 4A-6A but wanted to share the FBS players on Southern Columbia's 2017-19 state championship teams. Ridiculous for a 2A school. All except Hollenbach are currently starting or seeing significant playing time. Haladay was recently Big 10 defensive player of the week 2 weeks in a row.

Cal Haladay - Michigan State
Julian Fleming - Ohio State
Gaige Garcia - Michigan/Lehigh
Preston Zachman - Wisconsin
Gavin Garcia - Kent State
Stone Hollenbach - Alabama

At least 1 FCS player I know of
Max Tillett - New Hampshire
there was a lot of talk about the 2019 team being at least the 2nd best team in the state that year
 

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there was a lot of talk about the 2019 team being at least the 2nd best team in the state that year
I agree, that was the best small school team I've ever seen. Not sure if they would have beat SJP but I think it would have been close.
 

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Ok, I think I have the 3A (til 2015) and 5A/4A history of state champs. I might be missing guys on the more recent teams, and last year's Penn-Trafford and Aliquippa teams required some projections. But here's what FBS talent on state champs has looked like. Again, patterns here are kind of obvious.

1988 Berwick (3): Jake Kelchner (West Virginia), Tom Robsock (West Virginia), John Bowman (North Carolina)

1989 Perry Academy (3): Chad Skrocki (Pittsburgh), Dennis Martin (Nebraska), Abu Whitaker (Pittsburgh)

1990 Bethlehem Catholic (2): Justin Morabito (Stanford), Dave Lysek (Wisconsin)

1991 Erie Strong Vincent: none

1992 Berwick (3): Ron Powlus (Notre Dame), Jason Soboleski (Pittsburgh), Chris Orlando (Pittsburgh)

1993 Allentown Central Catholic (3): Rashonn Drayton (South Carolina), Mac LaPadula (Northwestern), Mike Cerimele (Penn State)

1994 Berwick (4): Dave Robbins (Boston College), Brian Remely (Virginia Tech), Jeremy Kishbaugh (Virginia Tech), Mike Bennett (Syracuse),

1995 Berwick (4): Dave Robbins (Boson College), Bryan Smith (Boston College), Brian REmely (Virginia Tech), Barny Bowman (Virginia Tech),

1996 Berwick (5): Bryan Smith (Boston College), Bryan Ament (Duke), JD Stanley (Temple), Gus Felder (Penn State), Barney Bowman (Virginia Tech),

1997 Berwick (3): Gus Felder (Penn State), JD Stanley (Temple), Brandon George (Temple)

1998 Allentown Central Catholic (1): Casey Williams (Penn State)

1999 Strath Haven (3): Mark Jones (Tennessee), Aaron Carter (Vanderbilt), Josh Hannum (Penn State)

2000 Strath Haven (2): Dan Connor (Penn State), Josh Hannum (Penn State)

2001 West Allegheny (2): Tyler Palko (Pittsburgh), Dionte Henry (Akron),

2002 Hopewell (3): Paul Posluszny (Penn State), Craig Bokor (Pittsburgh), Grant Nelson (BYU)

2003 Manheim Central (1): Jeremiha Hunter (Iowa),

2004 Thomas Jefferson (3): Nate Nix (Pittsburgh), Chris Drager (Virginia Tech), Dom DeCicco (Pittsburgh)

20005 Franklin Regional (3): Robby Armstrong (Cincinnati), John Malecki (Pittsburgh), Brad Phillips (Northwestern)

2006 General McLane (1): Drew Astorino (Penn State),

2007 Thomas Jefferson (3): Brock DeCicco (Pittsburgh), Lucas Nix (Pittsburgh), Pat Eger (West Virginia)

2008 Thomas Jefferson (2): Brock DeCicco (Pittsburgh), Pat Eger (West Virginia)

2009 Selinsgrove (0):

2010 Allentown Central Catholic (1):
Brendan Nosovitch (South Carolina/BC),

2011 Archbishop Wood (6): Desmond Peoples (Rutgers), Nate Smith (Temple), Frank Taylor (Boston College), Colin Thompson (Florida), Brandon Arcidiacono (Rutgers), Nick Arcidiacono (Rutgers)

2012 Erie Cathedral Prep (5): Damion Terry (Michigan State), Delton Williams (Michigan State), Charlie Fessler (Northwestern), James Trucilla (Virginia), John Chereson (Notre Dame)

2013 Archbishop Wood (4): Jake Cooper (Penn State), Ryan Bates (Penn State), Deion Oliver (California), Dan McDonald (Temple)

2014 Archbishop Wood (8): Anthony Russo (Temple), Mark Webb (Georgia), Jake Cooper (Penn State), Ryan Bates (Penn State), Kurt Stengel (Navy), Jeff Panara (Army), Mack Schwartz (Navy), Dan McDonald (Temple)

2015 Imhotep Charter (8): Tyliek Raynor (Temple), Naseir Upshur (Florida State), Johncarlo Valentin (Baylor), Yasir Durant (Missouri), Justin Johnson (Oregon), Shaka Toney (Penn State), Andre Mintze (Vanderbilt), Isheem Young (Penn State/Iowa State)

2016 Archbishop Wood (7): Jack COlyar (Duke), Raheem Blackshear (Virginia Tech), Shawn Thompson (West Virginia), Mark Webb (Georgia), Nasir Peoples (Virginia Tech), Kyle Pitts (Florida), Connor Bishop (Army),

2016 Erie Cathedral Prep (7): Joe Mischler (Ohio),Terry Roberts (Iowa), Juice Scruggs (Penn State), Evan Presta (Penn State), Bo Bauer (Notre Dame), Jerry Roberts (Bowling Green), Anthony Bolden (Navy),

2017 Archbishop Wood (4): Jack Colyar (Duke), Nasir Peoples (Virginia Tech), Kyle Pitts (Florida), Connor Bishop (Army)

2017 Erie Cathedreal Prep (7): Joe Mischler (Ohio), Terry Roberts (Iowa), Juice Scruggs (Penn State), Chris Oliver (Bowling Green), Will Burns (Kent State), Bo Bauer (Notre Dame), Anthony Bolden (Navy),

2018 Penn Hills (3): Daequon Hardy (Penn State), Tank Smith (Penn State), Cory Thomas (Akron)

2018 Erie Cathedral Prep (1): Chris Oliver (Bowling Green)

2019 Archbishop Wood (0):

2019 Thomas Jefferson (0):

2020 Pine Richland (5)
: Harrison Hayes (Liberty), Miguel Jackson (Charlotte), Luke Miller (Kent State), Jeremiah Hasley (Duke), Jalen Klemm (Kansas State)

2020 Thomas Jefferson (2): Nick Bryan (Kent State), Jordan Mayer (Wisconsin)

2021 Penn-Trafford (4): Cade Yacamelli (Wisconsin), Conlan Greene (Temple), Joe Enick (Central Michigan), Zach Tomosovich (Miami OH/Toledo)

2021 Aliquippa (4): Cameron Linsdey (Cincinnati/West Virginia), Tiqwai Hayes (Michigan/Penn Sate), Brandon Banks (Central Michigan/Ohio), Donovan Walker (Bowling Green/Akron)
 
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Ok, I think I have the 3A (til 2015) and 5A/4A history of state champs. I might be missing guys on the more recent teams, and last year's Penn-Trafford and Aliquippa teams required some projections. But here's what FBS talent on state champs has looked like. Again, patterns here are kind of obvious.

1988 Berwick (3): Jake Kelchner (West Virginia), Tom Robsock (West Virginia), John Bowman (North Carolina)

1989 Perry Academy (3): Chad Skrocki (Pittsburgh), Dennis Martin (Nebraska), Abu Whitaker (Pittsburgh)

1990 Bethlehem Catholic (2): Justin Morabito (Stanford), Dave Lysek (Wisconsin)

1991 Erie Strong Vincent: none

1992 Berwick (3): Ron Powlus (Notre Dame), Jason Soboleski (Pittsburgh), Chris Orlando (Pittsburgh)

1993 Allentown Central Catholic (3): Rashonn Drayton (South Carolina), Mac LaPadula (Northwestern), Mike Cerimele (Penn State)

1994 Berwick (4): Dave Robbins (Boston College), Brian Remely (Virginia Tech), Jeremy Kishbaugh (Virginia Tech), Mike Bennett (Syracuse),

1995 Berwick (4): Dave Robbins (Boson College), Bryan Smith (Boston College), Brian REmely (Virginia Tech), Barny Bowman (Virginia Tech),

1996 Berwick (5): Bryan Smith (Boston College), Bryan Ament (Duke), JD Stanley (Temple), Gus Felder (Penn State), Barney Bowman (Virginia Tech),

1997 Berwick (3): Gus Felder (Penn State), JD Stanley (Temple), Brandon George (Temple)

1998 Allentown Central Catholic (1): Casey Williams (Penn State)

1999 Strath Haven (2): Mark Jones (Tennessee), Aaron Carter (Vanderbilt),

2000 Strath Haven (2): Dan Connor (Penn State), Josh Hannum (Penn State)

2001 West Allegheny (2): Tyler Palko (Pittsburgh), Dionte Henry (Akron),

2002 Hopewell (3): Paul Posluszny (Penn State), Craig Bokor (Pittsburgh), Grant Nelson (BYU)

2003 Manheim Central (1): Jeremiha Hunter (Iowa),

2004 Thomas Jefferson (3): Nate Nix (Pittsburgh), Chris Drager (Virginia Tech), Dom DeCicco (Pittsburgh)

20005 Franklin Regional (3): Robby Armstrong (Cincinnati), John Malecki (Pittsburgh), Brad Phillips (Northwestern)

2006 General McLane (1): Drew Astorino (Penn State),

2007 Thomas Jefferson (3): Brock DeCicco (Pittsburgh), Lucas Nix (Pittsburgh), Pat Eger (West Virginia)

2008 Thomas Jefferson (2): Brock DeCicco (Pittsburgh), Pat Eger (West Virginia)

2009 Selinsgrove (0):

2010 Allentown Central Catholic (1):
Brendan Nosovitch (South Carolina/BC),

2011 Archbishop Wood (6): Desmond Peoples (Rutgers), Nate Smith (Temple), Frank Taylor (Boston College), Colin Thompson (Florida), Brandon Arcidiacono (Rutgers), Nick Arcidiacono (Rutgers)

2012 Erie Cathedral Prep (5): Damion Terry (Michigan State), Delton Williams (Michigan State), Charlie Fessler (Northwestern), James Trucilla (Virginia), John Chereson (Notre Dame)

2013 Archbishop Wood (4): Jake Cooper (Penn State), Ryan Bates (Penn State), Deion Oliver (California), Dan McDonald (Temple)

2014 Archbishop Wood (8): Anthony Russo (Temple), Mark Webb (Georgia), Jake Cooper (Penn State), Ryan Bates (Penn State), Kurt Stengel (Navy), Jeff Panara (Army), Mack Schwartz (Navy), Dan McDonald (Temple)

2015 Imhotep Charter (8): Tyliek Raynor (Temple), Naseir Upshur (Florida State), Johncarlo Valentin (Baylor), Yasir Durant (Missouri), Justin Johnson (Oregon), Shaka Toney (Penn State), Andre Mintze (Vanderbilt), Isheem Young (Penn State/Iowa State)

2016 Archbishop Wood (7): Jack COlyar (Duke), Raheem Blackshear (Virginia Tech), Shawn Thompson (West Virginia), Mark Webb (Georgia), Nasir Peoples (Virginia Tech), Kyle Pitts (Florida), Connor Bishop (Army),

2016 Erie Cathedral Prep (7): Joe Mischler (Ohio),Terry Roberts (Iowa), Juice Scruggs (Penn State), Evan Presta (Penn State), Bo Bauer (Notre Dame), Jerry Roberts (Bowling Green), Anthony Bolden (Navy),

2017 Archbishop Wood (4): Jack Colyar (Duke), Nasir Peoples (Virginia Tech), Kyle Pitts (Florida), Connor Bishop (Army)

2017 Erie Cathedreal Prep (7): Joe Mischler (Ohio), Terry Roberts (Iowa), Juice Scruggs (Penn State), Chris Oliver (Bowling Green), Will Burns (Kent State), Bo Bauer (Notre Dame), Anthony Bolden (Navy),

2018 Penn Hills (3): Daequon Hardy (Penn State), Tank Smith (Penn State), Cory Thomas (Akron)

2018 Erie Cathedral Prep (1): Chris Oliver (Bowling Green)

2019 Archbishop Wood (0):

2019 Thomas Jefferson (0):

2020 Pine Richland (5)
: Harrison Hayes (Liberty), Miguel Jackson (Charlotte), Luke Miller (Kent State), Jeremiah Hasley (Duke), Jalen Klemm (Kansas State)

2020 Thomas Jefferson (2): Nick Bryan (Kent State), Jordan Mayer (Wisconsin)

2021 Penn-Trafford (4): Cade Yacamelli (Wisconsin), Conlan Greene (Temple), Joe Enick (Central Michigan), Zach Tomosovich (Miami OH/Toledo)

2021 Aliquippa (4): Cameron Linsdey (Cincinnati/West Virginia), Tiqwai Hayes (Michigan/Penn Sate), Brandon Banks (Central Michigan/Ohio), Donovan Walker (Bowling Green/Akron)
I think 2009 Selinsgrove had Ryan Keiser (Penn State)
 

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I think 2009 Selinsgrove had Ryan Keiser (Penn State)
So this is where line drawing becomes an issue. He walked on at Penn State, and I didn’t include those guys - Nick Pinchek from Parkland and Gregg Garrity from North Allegheny were the others who were PWOs who carved out a role at Penn State. Keiser was the best of those guys, earning some starts as a senior, but on the whole I filtered power conference walk-ons out, because it tends to skew the data. Like, Mike Glass for Parkland walked-on and spent a year on the South Carolina football team, but it’s not like he was an SEC recruit playing for 2002 Parkland that season.
 
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1991 strong Vincent had an OL Quinton Orlando go to Michigan st.
Thanks! That team is impossible to find archived information on!! I know Tony Robie through wrestling, but he's the only guy I could tell you anything about post-HS from that group. Also, Orlando played offensive line? I have him as a running back (ran for 1,036 yards and 23 TDS) and linebacker?
 

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Rover, random question for ya..... You brought up Dan Connor and it got me thinking. He started as a freshmen and made deep runs for 4 years straight, including 3 trips to the title game. Off the top of my head, I'm gonna guess he started and played in 55ish games give or take a few. My question is, who in Pa history has started/played in the most games as a player? I dont know the answer and I know it's off topic and pretty random, but if anyone can dig that answer up, it would be you and/or Stalk. Great work as always!!
 

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Rover, random question for ya..... You brought up Dan Connor and it got me thinking. He started as a freshmen and made deep runs for 4 years straight, including 3 trips to the title game. Off the top of my head, I'm gonna guess he started and played in 55ish games give or take a few. My question is, who in Pa history has started/played in the most games as a player? I dont know the answer and I know it's off topic and pretty random, but if anyone can dig that answer up, it would be you and/or Stalk. Great work as always!!
Some of those guys from that Southern Columbia team I mentioned (Fleming and Haladay) started as freshmen and played in 4 straight state championship games from 2016 to 2019. I don't remember any of them missing any games due to injury except Gaige Garcia who missed the 2016 state championship game against Steel Valley. A 16 game season makes that 64 (63 for Garcia). There may be others tied but that has to be the most.
 
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Rover, random question for ya..... You brought up Dan Connor and it got me thinking. He started as a freshmen and made deep runs for 4 years straight, including 3 trips to the title game. Off the top of my head, I'm gonna guess he started and played in 55ish games give or take a few. My question is, who in Pa history has started/played in the most games as a player? I dont know the answer and I know it's off topic and pretty random, but if anyone can dig that answer up, it would be you and/or Stalk. Great work as always!!
Mike Orihel started 3 years at QB for Central Bucks West and his career record was 44-1. I always thought that was quite an accomplishment, and oh so close to finishing 45-0.
 
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That is a great question - it’s probably the Southern Columbia guys?

From up our way, Jarrod Holley at Easton started every single game of his career, which I just counted as 52 games (state final 4 as a freshman, D11 finals as a sophomore and junior). He also played both ways and returned kicks for every game of his career, not sure if anybody played more snaps in the Lehigh Valley. (Off topic - He also was just on the coaching staff that got let go at North Texas, will be interesting to see where he lands. If he wants to take a high school job, he’d be a great fit at our Alma mater…)

Dan Persa started 53ish games at quarterback for Liberty - I do not remember when he took over at QB during his freshman year. No playoff games as a freshman, but then went to D11 finals as a sophomore and state finals as a junior and senior.

In the pre huge playoffs era, Erik Marsh started 41 games at running back for Bethlehem Catholic, going 37-4 and winning state titles in 1988 and 1990. Lost in the final four in 1989. That was the era of D11 was a one game championship, then states was just semis and finals.

Easton also had Juan Gaddy, who had the opportunity to play in 52 games from 1989-1992, but he missed a ton of his ‘92 year with injuries, plus a handful of ‘91. He played only corner as a freshman, then ran for 5,000 yards over the next three years.
 

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Rover, random question for ya..... You brought up Dan Connor and it got me thinking. He started as a freshmen and made deep runs for 4 years straight, including 3 trips to the title game. Off the top of my head, I'm gonna guess he started and played in 55ish games give or take a few. My question is, who in Pa history has started/played in the most games as a player? I dont know the answer and I know it's off topic and pretty random, but if anyone can dig that answer up, it would be you and/or Stalk. Great work as always!!
Tyler Boyd played in and won a state title all 4 years of high school at Clairton

that's 64 games

Conner missed the state title game his senior year, losing in the semis and they only played 15 games per season then
 

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Im curious what this year's mcdevitt and sjp looks as far as fbs guys. They both seem to be loaded with them.