High-SchoolPennsylvania: Robert Foster

Three local stars headline ESPNHS Underclass All-American team

December, 23, 2011
Three players from Pennsylvania earned spots on the ESPNHS Underclass Football All-American team this morning.

Cedar Cliff junior Adam Breneman made the team as a tight end. According to the list...

"This big target (6-5, 225) caught 72 passes for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He's got offers from the likes of Stanford, Notre Dame, Miami, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan and South Carolina."

North Allegheny junior Patrick Kugler, who also earned a spot on the ESPNHS All-American team as a third-teamer, made the list as an underclassman. From the list...

"Kugler definitely has the bloodlines to succeed in the trenches, as his father, Sean, is the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Patrick's play this season was key to North Allegheny reaching the Class AAAA state semifinals and being ranked among the nation's top teams."

Central Valley junior Robert Foster made the squad as a kick returner. Foster is also a wide receiver and defensive back and made the ESPNHS Pennsylvania Preseason All-State team as a defensive standout earlier this season. From the list...

"One of the nation's top receivers in the Class of 2013, Foster caught 37 passes for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns. But he was especially dangerous on returns -- his 70-yard kickoff return set up the game-winning touchdown against Hopewell (Aliquippa, Pa.) on ESPNU."

For the full ESPNHS Underclass Football All-American team, click here.

Five Days of List-Mas: PA's underclass football players

December, 13, 2011

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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The top underclassmen in high school football.

The state championships are nearly over and the Class of 2012 has had a great run, but it’s never too early to start looking at the impressive players in the Class of 2013 and beyond. Who’s going to rule the gridiron in Pennsylvania next season? We give you the early rundown of who to watch for.

5. Mack Leftwich (JR), North Allehgeny, QB
Credentials: Threw for 2,223 yards, 20 TDs; ran for 933 yards and 16 scores; led team to POWERADE FAB 50 national ranking and state semifinal berth

4. Michael Keir (JR), Roman Catholic, QB
Credentials: Three-year starter, earning D-I interest, threw for nearly 1,500 yards this season, owns school passing record

3. David Williams (JR), West Philadelphia Catholic, RB
Credentials: Rushed for more than 1,500 yards, 16 scores, led team to state semifinals

2. Patrick Kugler (JR), North Allegheny, OL
Credentials: Stellar lineman anchored protection for Mack Leftwich (see No. 5), already has 15 major D-I offers

1. Robert Foster (JR), Central Valley, DB/WR
Credentials: Scored 12 TDs on offense but was even better on defense; named to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 as sophomore, already has six D-I offers

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings.