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Minersville Area OL/DT Brett Polinsky issues verbal declaration to Sacred Heart University

Written by: on Monday, January 28th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


b.polinskyIn 2012, Brett Polinsky led the way on both sides of the line. Polinsky blocked for two 1,000 yard rushers and was most valuable offensive and defensive lineman four straight years at Minersville Area.

The four-year starter had 74 tackles on defense, 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The 6-foot-1, 280-pound back verbally committed to Sacred Heart University. He will play Defensive Tackle. He also had interest from programs like Monmouth, Valparaiso, Stetson, Davidson, West Chester and Bloomsburg.

Polinsky earned several awards in 2012. Four year two-way starter, 2012 S.C.F.C.A. Defensive Lineman of the Year, Three year team captain, 2012 Schuylkill County All-Star Game, (3x) 1st team Anthracite League, (3x) 1st Team All-County Coaches Team, (2x) 1st Team All-Anthracite (Pottsville Republican), 2012 1st Team Academic All-State, 2012 Team MVP, 2x Team Defensive MVP, 2x Team Lineman of the Year.

He also excelled in the classroom. He had a 99.7 GPA and scored 1850 on his SAT.

“Without a doubt the best overall lineman we have had in our program over the last decade,” said head football coach Pat Mason.

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