Shaler Area School District is proud to be recognized as a member of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll and be presented with a Golden Football by Shaler Area alumnus and former NFL athlete Steve Sciullo.
In honor of the 50th Super Bowl this season, the NFL is recognizing the players and coaches of past Super Bowls and their high schools and communities through the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. This season, close to 3,000 players and head coaches, and more than 2,000 high schools will be recognized.
Steve Sciullo, a 1998 Shaler Area High School graduate, and lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, presented the district with a commemorative Golden Football produced by Wilson, to mark the district’s membership in the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll.
The presentation took place during halftime of the Shaler Area Boys Varsity Basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Shaler Area High School gym. The game started at 7:30 p.m. against Seneca Valley.
“This is a great honor for Shaler Area School District to be accepted into the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll – many high schools in the Pittsburgh area cannot boast an athlete having participated in an NFL Super Bowl,” said Clint Rauscher, Shaler Area athletic director. “Many Shaler Area athletes have excelled in our athletic programs and represented our district with distinction, and we are proud to welcome Steve Sciullo as one of those most accomplished athletes in Shaler Area history.”
Sciullo’s talent on the gridiron grew following his high school football career. He received a full scholarship to Marshall University, in W.Va., and started 52 consecutive games, an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record at the time. During Sciullo’s collegiate football career, the team won three Mid-American Conference championships and four bowl games. Sciullo was a fourth round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2003 NFL Draft. He started 13 games as a rookie. In the following season, Sciullo started five games for the Philadelphia Eagles and played in Super Bowl XXXIX.
“I'm very excited to return to Shaler Area and present the district with the Golden Football,” said Steve Sciullo.
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