It has been a horrible season for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, but one of the bright spots for the team has been the play of a former WPIAL player.
Paul Posluszny, a former Post-Gazette Player of the Year from Hopewell High School, is having a fine season for the 0-8 Jaguars. He leads the team in tackles with 80, including 63 solos and one sack. He also leads in interceptions with two. In a game against Denver earlier this season, Posluszny intercepted Peyton Manning and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown. This is Posluszny's seventh year in the NFL after playing at Penn State. He is in his third season with the Jaguars after spending his first four with the Buffalo Bills.
***** Ohio University is one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference, and the Bobcats' starting tight end is from Valley High School. Troy Hill is a 6-foot-5, 245-pound senior who entered this week with 11 catches. Also for Ohio, Montour graduate Justin Haser is a second-team offensive tackle.
***** Luke Hagy, a Mt. Lebanon graduate and former Post-Gazette Athlete of the Year, is one of the top offensive players for the Cornell football team in the Ivy League. In a loss to Ivy League leader Princeton last Saturday, Hagy ran for 76 yards on 14 carries and caught eight passes for 78 yards. Hagy, a sophomore, leads the team in rushing with 215 yards on 58 carries. He also is second in receptions with 38 for 454 yards. Cornell, though, is struggling with a 1-6 record.