RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Phil Vass – Bangor Area (11)

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Phil Vass, Bangor (11)p.vass

Height: 5-11

Weight: 214

Class of: 2014

Position(s): RB/CB/OLB/SS

Jersey: # 9

Years with Varsity: 1-year

Other Sports: Track and Field

Starting experience: 1-year

2012 Stats: Vass rushed for 1,684 yards on 244 carries and 20 touchdowns against Northern Lehigh. He caught four passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns.

2012 Highlights: He rushed for 235 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns. He had four games rushing over 200 yards.

Honors: 1st team Colonial League at RB


Coaches Q&A with Donnie Hawk: 

How is he on defense?

“He is a good cover guy. Phil will lock people down. He is a talented football player and technically sound. He plays man-to-man coverage and is good at it. He is just as good on one side of the ball as the other.”


What are his strengths on offense?

“Vision, strength, speed, great hands and balance. He’s the complete back and he can block. He understands the game and is like a coach on the field.”


Is he playing special teams this year?

“He really wants to and we are going to let him go. It will depend on the game on how much we use him on special teams each week. But, as of right now he is our number one kick returner and punt returner.”

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