Sam McCloskey Nominated to Be Mr. PA Football

Sam McCloskey, a standout running back and defensive back for the Bishop Guilfoyle football team, is currently in the running for the title of Mr. PA Football 2014. The statewide contest, which pits well known names on the football field against each other, has fans voting for their favorite athlete in order to determine who will hold the distinction of being Mr. PA Football for the next year.


Scoring 41 touchdowns and having over 2,000 rushing yards during his senior year alone, McCloskey led the Bishop Guilfoyle team to the state championship this season, where they won the PIAA state title. Named to the 2014 Pennsylvania Writers’ Class A All-State team, McCloskey has already announced his intention to play for Lehigh next fall.


“Sam is an unbelievable athlete that started in 50 consecutive games at Bishop Guilfoyle and this year lead us to our 1st ever state championship,” said Bishop Guilfoyle Head Coach Justin Wheeler. “He is a perfect combination — one of the hardest working player I’ve ever coached and one of the most talented. This combination is rare in sports and when it happens, it is very special.”


McCloskey has been nominated and selected to be amongst the top six high school football athletes statewide through a unique voting process. The fans, media, and coaches each represent one-third of the vote.


Fans can cast their vote at Mr. PA Football webpage. The final voting deadline for the winner of Mr. PA Football is February 15.


All of the remaining nominees — who are listed below — have been invited to attend the banquet where the Mr. PA Football winner will be announced. Penn State head coach and keynote speaker James Franklin will present the awards. Manheim Central coach Mike Williams will also be honored with the Legendary Coach Award during the banquet. CBS 21’s Jason Bristol will be emceeing the event.


The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Harrisburg. Fans are encouraged to attend – tickets can be purchased at Ticket holders are also entered into a door prize for a chance to attend the sponsors reception with Coach Franklin and the final Mr. PA Football nominees..


Proceeds from the event benefit Vickie’s Angel Foundation.


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Class AAA/AAAA Top 5 finalists

Sr. QB Ben Dinucci, Pine-Richland

Sr. RB Andre Robinson, Bishop McDevitt

Sr. RB Saquon Barkley, Whitehall

Sr. ATH Jordan Whitehead, Central Valley

Sr. OL Jon Runyan Jr., St. Joseph’s Prep

Class A/AA Top 6 finalists

Sr. QB Brett Brumbaugh, South Fayette

Sr. RB Dominick Bragalone, South Williamsport

Sr. RB P.J. Fulmore, North Catholic

Sr. RB/DB Sam McCloskey, Bishop Guilfoyle

So. RB Lamont Wade, Clairton

Sr. ATH/QB Kyle Datres, Loyalsock


Mr. PA Football
Contact: Wayde Marsico
Cell: 717-829-4994
Fax: 717-540-5225

Wednesday, January 28, 2015