BG’s Yasulitis shows versatility

Mirror Athlete of the Week

Name: Josh Yasulitis

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Yasulitis rushed for four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in a 59-13 District 6 Class 1A semifinal win over Juniata Valley. He rushed for 89 yards on seven carries.

Season update: Yasulitis has rushed for 974 yards and 18 touchdowns on 155 carries, caught seven passes for 117 yards and two scores, and has completed 16-of-28 passes for 334 yards and six touchdowns.

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “He’s an incredible athlete who excels at every position we play him, whether it’s quarterback, running back or wide receiver. It makes us a better team when we have kids who are multi-talented like Josh.”

Favorite teacher: Dr. Logue

Favorite subject: Wall Street

Favorite movie: No preference

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite artist: Zac Brown Band

Outside interests: Fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Le’Veon Bell

Best athlete I ever competed against: Clairton’s Lamont Wade

Most influential person on my athletic career: My brother (Aaron)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state championship in football three times

How I got my start in football: “I started in fourth grade in the parochial league. My brother played, so I played.”

Future goal: “Have a family of my own.”