NAME: J.C. Show
SCHOOL: Abington Heights
LAST SEASON: 2013
There haven’t been many athletes recruited for both Division I football and basketball, but J.C. Show was catching a lot of people’s attention in both sports. Show was a two-time captain and four-year letterman for Abington Heights who win the district title his freshman and junior seasons. Show was initially a wide receiver for the Comets and had 97 career receptions for 1,487 yards and 15 touchdowns. He then switched to quarterback full time his senior season and ended up completing 130 of 225 passes for 1,841 yards and 24 touchdown passes for his career. Show was a starting defensive back all four years and compiled 200 career tackles, 9 interceptions, 2 forced fumble and 3 fumble recoveries.
Show was the 2013 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Offense Player of the Year as well as a first-team quarterback and first-team defensive back. He was an NPF All-District 2 defensive back as well. In 2012, Show was a Lackawanna Football Conference Division I first-team wide receiver and first-team defensive back. He was named a third-team all-state wide receiver by the Pennsylvania Football News that season. EasternPaFootball named Show an honorable mention defensive back in 2013 and honorable mention wide receiver in 2012. He was named to the WNEP Dream Team and selected to play in the 2014 PSFCA East-West Game. Show was recruited by Division I FBS and FCS schools to play football, but elected to take a full scholarship to play basketball at Division I Bucknell University. He would transfer to Division I Binghamton University where he was a three-time captain and holds several basketball records at the school.
Abington Heights coach Joe Repshis on Show: “J.C. was a gifted athlete and exceptional leader. He was a big, strong wide receiver who ran precise routes and caught everything that was thrown to him. As a quarterback, he exuded confidence and had total command of the offense at all times. On defense, he was a physical defensive back who played like a linebacker. He was an excellent long snapper on the punt team and also the holder for extra points and field goals. His versatility as a football player was displayed constantly on the field for four years.”