NAME: Brendan Mozeleski
SCHOOL: Old Forge
LAST SEASON: 2017
Brendan Mozeleski spent most of his career as a dominating linebacker, but when the offense called, he answered. He combined for 3,154 rushing yards and 44 rushing touchdowns his junior and senior seasons. Mozeleski rushed for over 2,000 yards his senior season and as a captain, he helped Old Forge win the District 2 1A title and a state playoff game. For his career, he finished with 3,665 rushing yards, 356 receiving yards and 56 career touchdowns. On defense, Mozeleski was a four-year starter and had 343 career tackles, 59 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions.
Mozeleski was NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division III first-team linebacker and running back his senior season. He was also 2017 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Offense Player of the Year. He was also an NPF All-District 2 running back that season. In 2016, Mozeleski was a first-team linebacker and second-team running back in the NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division III all-stars. He was named an all-state running back by the Pennsylvania Football Writers in both 2017 and a first-team all-state running back by the Pennsylvania Football News. He was selected a second-team all-state linebacker by the Pennsylvania Football News his junior season. Mozeleski was also named first-team running back by EasternPaFootball.com his senior season and an honorable mention linebacker his junior season. Mozeleski continued his football career at Division 3 King’s College where he is playing linebacker. He also is playing baseball for the Monarchs.
Old Forge coach Mike Schuback on Mozeleski: “Toughness is the first thing that comes to mind. He was one of a handful of players to play 4 years for us at Old Forge. Loyal to the end. He wanted the ball in crunch time and believe it or not wasn’t a numbers guy, he just wanted to win. As the years went by, he got better and better at what ever we asked him to do. ”