NAME: Ryan Zapoticky
LAST SEASON: 2012
A lot of players develop as they move through a high school football program and that takes them to the next level where they have even more success. Ryan Zapoticky’s work ethic and time investment into his craft allowed him to have that type of success. Zapoticky was a two-year starter for Dallas and passed for 4,393 yards. Even more impressive was his touchdown to interception ratio as he threw 39 touchdown passes and only had eight career picks. He also rushed for 931 yards and 11 touchdowns. He led Dallas to a district title game as a junior and as a senior captain threw for 2,807 yards.
Zapoticky was an NPF 2012 Wyoming Valley Conference Big School first-team quarterback and was a second-team quarterback his junior season. He was named an honorable mention all-state quarterback by the Pennsylvania Football News his senior season. Zapoticky was a member of the WNEP Dream Team and was the MVP of the UNICO all-star game. He would continue his football career at Division II Shippensburg University where he wasa three-year starter and threw for 7, 102 yards and 62 touchdowns and 1,259 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Zapoticky participated in Buffalo Bills rookie camp.
Former Dallas coach Ted Jackson on Zapoticky: “Ryan was a fantastic kid, a very cerebral quarterback. Probably the best mechanically I have ever seen or coached. He was a tireless worker, great leader and very fierce competitor. He was an intelligent kid and great role model.”