Sunday, February 7, 2016

Big 30 Players Bios Released

2016 Big 30 Press Release -

Austin Crawford
Wellsville Central School
Height: 6’- Weight 200 lbs.
Offense: Right Guard- Defense: Nose Tackle

Austin would like to pursue a career in Heavy Equipment Operation.
While in high school Austin received the coaches award his junior and
senior years in football. He was also named a team captain. In addition Austin received a Career and Technical Student of the year
Award. Austin is excited to play another game and he says this is his big chance. His most memorable moment in football was to carry the jersey out to the field,of a team member and friend who passed away.
His hobbies include dirt biking, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and
walking. His favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ryan Gorgacz
Warren Area High School
Height: 5’ 6”- Weight: 160 lbs.
Offense: Halfback-Defense: Cornerback

Ryan plans to attend Pitt-Bradford University and study Computer
Information Systems. Ryan received varsity letters in football and track. And he qualified for districts in track his first three years. Ryan’s fondest memory was sealing a victory over Grove City with an interception and having the coach come on the field and hug him. His hobbies are weightlifting and watching the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers games with his friends. His favorite college football team is Notre Dame.

Grant Venman
Eisenhower High School
Height: 6’0”-Weight: 170 lbs.
Offense: Kicker-Defense: N/A

Grants future plans are to attend college and study Physical Therapy.
Then settle down someplace nice. While in high school Grant was named
two time first team all region kicker, 2 year soccer captain and 1 year football captain. In addition grant is a Merit Honor Roll
student. Grant is looking forward to playing one more game with the
best players in the region. His most memorable moments playing football were being in the playoffs his sophomore and senior years. He also mentioned playing Youngsville his senior year. He enjoys hunting, playing sports, and lifting. Grant lists his favorite NFL football
team as the Philadelphia Eagles and his favorite player Darren

Nathen Lowery
Port Allegany High School
Height: 5’8”- Weight: 190 lbs.
Offense: Left Guard- Defense: Strong side linebacker

Nathen’s plans after graduation are to attend Duquesne University and
major in Pharmacy. His high school football honors include 2 time AML
all-star, and football team captain. Nathen is a high honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. He is looking forward to playing in the Big 30 Charities Classic because his father
and brother both played in the game. He is also looking forward to playing with the best talent in the area. His most memorable moments in football were beating Smethport and winning the AML north. His favorite NFL team is the Indianapolis Colts and his favorite player is
T.Y. Hilton.

Jordan Johnson
Salamanca High School
Height: 6’2”- Weight: 330 lbs.
Offense: Guard- Defense: Tackle

Jordan plans to find a job in foresting after graduation. Jordan received an unsung lineman award while playing football at Salamanca. He is looking forward to playing in the game and considers it a great
honor to play his favorite sport with the best players in the area. His most memorable moments in football were beating Lackawanna after losing to them in the 1st round of the playoffs. Jordan’s hobbies include snowmobiling, hanging out with friends and being active. His
favorite NFL team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite player is
Marshawn Lynch.

Shawn Williams
Olean High School
Height: 6’4”- Weight: 300 lbs.
Offense: Guard- Defense: Tackle

Shawn would like to attend Alfred State for Diesel Tech and open a shop of his own. Shawn was named defensive player of the year at Olean. He also finished 2nd at the Meadville wrestling tournament and
first at S.T.O.W.A. He says playing in the big 30 game has always been one of his goals. Shawn’s most memorable moment in football was his last game as a senior. He lists his hobbies as auto mechanics, fishing and hunting. Shawn’s favorite NFL team is the Buffalo Bills and his
favorite player is Mean Joe Greene.