NAME: Ryan “Sparky” Wolk
SCHOOL: Hazleton Area
LAST SEASON: 2018
Sparky Wolk was a four-year starter at quarterback and two-time team captain for the Cougars. He amassed 6,452 passing yards and threw 53 touchdown passes. Wolk surpassed the 2,200 passing yard mark both his junior and senior seasons and the Cougars led the WVC in total offense averaging 358 yards per game in 2018. He also rushed for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns over his career. As a defensive back, he had six career interceptions.
Wolk was named the NPF WVC Big School Offense Player of the Year his senior season. He was also an Honorable Mention quarterback by EasternPAFootball.com. His junior season, he was selected All-State as an Athlete. Wolk continued his education and football career at Division 2 East Stroudsburg University. He redshirted his freshman season.
Former Hazleton Area coach Mike Brennan on Wolk: “Sparky was the face of our program for almost four years. He earned the respect of his teammates and coaches from day one. His character was second to none, his leadership outstanding. His commitment to our program and his respect for the game of football helped individuals within our program achieve great things during his time as our QB.”
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