NAME: Sean Judge
SCHOOL: Wyoming Valley West
LAST SEASON: 2016
Sometimes crazy stats don’t necessarily equate to how good a player is. However, when you look at Sean Judge’s career, it’s obvious the numbers justified his legacy. As a four-year letterman, Judge helped lead Wyoming Valley West to two district championships and he did it using all three phases of the game. On offense, Judge had 3,000 yards rushing, 1,511 receiving yards and 100 passing yards during his career. On defense, he had over 200 tackles, 9 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 6 defensive touchdowns which included two 100+ interception returns. Judge had 6 kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns. He would end up with 5,603 all-purpose yards and 73 touchdowns for his career.
Judge was a 2016 NPF Wyoming Valley Conference Big School first-team athlete and defensive back and was a first-team running back and defensive back in 2015. He was also named Wyoming Valley Conference Big School Offense Player of the Year in 2015 and was an All-District 2 athlete in both 2015 and 2016. Judge was named an all-state athlete by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and a second-team athlete by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2015. He was also named an honorable mention athlete in 2016 by the Pennsylvania Football News. Judge was named a first-team offensive specialist in 2015 and honorable mention athlete in 2016 by EasternPaFootball.com. He was a member of the WNEP Dream Team in both 2015 and 2016. Judge would continue his football career at Division II Shippensburg University.
Former Valley West coach Pat Keating on Judge: “Sean Judge did just about everything for our football team for the 4 years he was with us. He started making impact plays as early as his freshmen year, and he consistently made big plays in big moments in the biggest of games throughout his entire career. His stats basically tell the whole story. He contributed heavily in multiple facets in all 3 phases of the game. I think when talking about impact players, it’s not only fair to put Sean at the top of the list from this past decade, it’s fair to put him on that list from any era of football in Northeast PA.”