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Monday, February 22, 2010

This Week's Big 30 Selections ...

Pennsylvania

James Nellis, Port Allegany High School

6’2” 205lbs. Tackle and Defensive Tackle

James plans on attending college in the fall. James honors include: 2010 Football Captain, Member of the 7 time AMWL wrestling Champions, District runner up in wrestling, 2 time NTL Champions in track. James was asked why he would like to play in the game and he said, “I love football and it’s an honor to be part of the game and I wanted to play one last time.” James biggest thrill came playing the homecoming game in the snow. Also, being one of the sack leaders for his team.

T.J. Wehler, Elk County Catholic High School

6’2” 270lbs. Offensive and Defensive Line

T.J. Plans on attending Clarion University to major in Business Management. T.J. was a captain of the football team and a member of the National Honor Society. T.J. spoke about the upcoming game, “It is a good opportunity to play against some skilled players I never competed against before.” T.J.’s hobbies include trap and skeet shooting, riding his ATV, hunting, and fishing.

Robert Kumher, Kane Area High School

6’ 215lbs. Linebacker

Robert plans on attending a college or university to major in Criminal Justice. Roberts’s honors include being named to the AML South All-Stars and earned All-State Honors. Robert was asked why he would like to play in the fall classic and he said, “I feel that it is for a great cause and it would be an honor to represent my community in the game.” Roberts biggest thrill came by winning back to back AML titles.

New York

Ryan Scheminger, Olean High School

5’10” 190lbs. Offensive Line / Linebacker

Ryan plans to go to college for physical therapy at Utica or Ithaca College. Ryan also intends to play football. His honors include 1st Team All-Conference, Defensive MVP, Walter L. Reisner Award, and is an Honor Roll student. Ryan said, “I love to play football and I want to represent Olean and play with the best of the best.” Ryan’s biggest thrill came winning the “B” Bowl Championship against Pioneer.

Cody Gustin, Wellsville Central School

5’10” 220lbs. Kicker

Cody’s future plans are to attend college and play football. Cody’s honors include; Livingston County 1st Team All-Star for punting and place kicking, Special Teams MVP for his high school team. Cody said about the game, “I feel that it would be a great honor to play in this game and to represent my school and New York State. Also, I want one more high school game.”

Brodey Linderman, Allegany-Limestone Central School

6’2” 230lbs. Guard, Tackle / Defensive End and Tackle

Brodey plans on attending college and majoring in sports management while playing football. Brodey’s honors include: Outstanding JV Lineman. Most Improved player in 2008, Lineman of the Year in 2009, 8 Varsity Letters, and honor student for four years. Brodey said “I am proud to play in the big 30 game because my father did as well, and I also want to play because it is an honor to play with other great players.”

The 37th annual “Big 30 Don Raabe charities Classic” will be played Saturday August 7, 2010 at Parkway Field, Bradford, PA. You can hear the game on 1490 WESB, 100.1 The HERO and online at WESB.com.

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