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Name: Joe Merilli

Age: 56

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona

College: Penn State

My favorite sport: Football

I usually attend games with: My daughter, Miranda, and my brother, Greg.

Favorite high school team: Bishop Guilfoyle

Favorite college team: Notre Dame

Favorite pro team: Miami Dolphins

My favorite sports memory: The BG softball team of 2008 winning a District 6 title.

The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: My brother, Ron, was an offensive lineman at Altoona from 1972-74.

My all-time favorite local coach: Al Klausman

The most famous athlete I ever met: Jason Taylor of the Dolphins.

My most prized autograph or picture is of: An autographed photo of Dan Marino and Bob Griese.

If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: Last year I went to six home Miami Dolphins games.

If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: Let the kids play and keep the parents in the stands.

If you would like to take part in Fandom, email Scott Franco at sfranco@altoonamirror.com

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