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College signing: Ian O'Shea

April 8, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Ian O'Shea

High school: Bellwood-Antis

Hometown: Bellwood

Sport: Football

Position: Outside linebacker

College choice: Juniata

Other colleges considered: Grove City, Susquehanna

Why I picked Juniata: "It is close to home, I know the coaches very well and their academic program is very good.''

Greatest high school achievement: "Being district champion.''

Coach John Hayes' quote: "He was an outstanding player for us throughout his high school career. He was an extremely hard worker and dedicated athlete who made himself into a good performer all over the football field, and it carried over into track. He's a bright kid and great leader who commands a lot of respect from teammates and coaches. I know he'll be very successful both as an athlete and a student.''

How I got my start playing football: "I started playing Pee Wee football for South Side in Bellwood because all my friends were doing it.''

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Track, fishing, working out

What getting to play in college means to me: "It is a great opportunity to enhance my football career and while studying to be a teacher and maybe coach football in the future."

Probable college major: Earth and Space Science Education

Parents: Steve and Pam O'Shea

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