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Name: Dave Schmelzlen

Age: 63

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona

College: Penn State

My favorite sport: College football

I usually attend games with: When I am not an usher at Penn State or Hollidaysburg football games, I go with my brother and friends to Altoona games.

Favorite high school teams: Tie, Altoona and Hollidaysburg

Favorite college team: Penn State

Favorite pro team: Tie, Steelers, Pirates and Penguins

My favorite sports memory: I once scored 44 points in a local league basketball game, and I was an all-star once in Little League baseball.

The local athlete I most enjoyed watching while growing up: Mike Reid

My all-time favorite local coach: Tie, Art Taneyhill and Homer DeLattre

The most famous athlete I ever met: Tennis star Chris Evert

My most prized picture is of: Me and James Franklin

If I have claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I was on national TV once at a New York Knicks/Phoenix Suns basketball game back in the 1970s.

If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: Absolutely no recruiting for public or private schools.

If you would like to take part in Fandom, email Scott Franco at sfranco@altoonamirror.com or call 946-7528.

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