NAME: Brian Tomasetti
SCHOOL: Old Forge
LAST SEASON: 2012
Brian Tomasetti was one of the best athletes to play at Old Forge and that translated to one of the best seasons from any player for the Blue Devils. Tomasetti was a captain his senior and led Old Forge to an unbeaten regular season. He rushed for 1,817 yards which included four games with 200+ rushing yards. He scored 31 rushing touchdowns and had a six touchdown game against rival Riverside. Tomasetti finished his career with 2,484 yards and 39 touchdowns. A three-year starter at defensive back, Tomasetti is second in school history with 11 interceptions. Four of those interceptions he returned for touchdowns.
Tomasetti was NPF 2012 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Defensive Player of the Year and first-team at both running back and defensive back. He was also NPF District 2 Defensive Player of the Year. Tomasetti was named an all-state defensive athlete by the Pennsylvania Football Writers, a first-team all-state defensive specialist by the Pennsylvania Football News and first-team defensive back by EasternPaFootball.com. He was named to the WNEP Dream Team and played in the Lions Club Dream Game. Tomasetti continued his football career at Division I-FBS Penn State University.
Old Forge coach Mike Schuback on Tomasetti: “Brian Tomasetti has football in his blood. He was the reason we changed our running game to the inside and outside zone. His vision and ability to see the cutback lane was unique to say the least. His overall athletic ability was seen all over the field while he played defensive back or on special teams. For a long lanky runner, he was the hammer not the nail when he had the ball in his hands. His ability to be a total team guy and unselfish is a unique thing these days. As a coach there is always a player from the past team you wish you could get back, he was a guy that we talked about a few times. No matter what the numbers say, he was our best running back. Brian passed up many opportunities to follow his dream and go to Penn State.”