Thursday, February 7, 2013

Turns out I missed one

Hopefully, by now, you've had a chance to read my story on Canon-McMillan senior Alex Campbell, who's an excellent wrestler but will instead play football at Colgate University.

As I found out yesterday, Campbell isn't the only member of Canon-Mac's uber-successful wrestling team to gravitate toward football in college.

Heavyweight Angelo Broglia, who was an all-conference pick at defensive end this past fall, signed yesterday to play football next season for Saint Francis University.

(Anyone else think there's some irony here, considering Canon-Mac has the best wrestling program in the wrestling-rich state, and the football team won one game in 2012? Good old Western Pennsylvania, I guess.)

Saint Francis, like Colgate, is an NCAA FCS-level (Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA) program, finishing 5-6 overall, 4-4 in the Northeast Conference this past season, the same conference that's home to Robert Morris and Duquesne.

Broglia's football weight was closer to 240 pounds, though he's around 225 now. The 6-3 frame will surely take on some added weight.

Over the past three years, Broglia has compiled a 41-7 record in wrestling, stuck behind two-time WPIAL champion Cody Klempay on the Big Macs' roster. Here's a link to a story Joe Tuscano did earlier this year on Broglia.

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