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  Mitch Morsillo

Mitch Morsillo

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Moon, Pa.

High School:
Moon Area

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 255

Position:
FB

2007: Played in all 12 games ... Rushed the ball 10 times for 37 yards ... During winter conditioning earned Super Iron Bobcat honors, one of three winners this year of the highest weightlifting honor an Ohio player can receive ... Set a career high for rushing yards with 14 against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 1).

2006: Played in all 14 games, starting three times as the Bobcats number-one fullback ... Had 20 carries for 60 yards ... Caught four passes for 22 yards ... Twelve of his 20 rushing attempts went for first downs ... Moved the chains on seven of his eight carries on third down ... Had a season-high four carries for 31 yards against Kent State ... Broke off a season-long 18-yard run against the Golden Flashes ... Made his first career receptions with two catches for 11 yards against Western Michigan ... Caught one pass for 12 yards at Miami ... Made one reception in the MAC Championship Game.

2005: Redshirted while working with the Bobcats' scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times in football and track & field at Moon Area High School ... Played fullback and linebacker ... Led Moon Area to a 9-2 record and No. 13 ranking in the state in 2004 ... The Tigers finished 32-14 over his four-year career ... Carried the ball 67 times in 2004, gaining 363 yards and scoring five times ... Also caught four passes, two for touchdowns ... Earned third-team all-state honors ... First-team All-Parkway Conference on offense and defense ... Voted as a team captain his senior year ... Also a record-setter in the shot put ... Won the WPIAL Championship as a junior at 58-8 ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL: A psychology major ... Son of Jim and Patty Morsillo ... Father was a three-year letterwinner at Pittsburgh (1977-79).