TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

North Allegheny quarterback Leftwich commits to Kugler, UTEP

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Top high school sports
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 10:28 p.m.
 

North Allegheny quarterback Mack Leftwich has played with a chip on his shoulder, believing he had the talent to play at the Division I level despite concerns about his size.

When Sean Kugler accepted the head-coaching job at the University of Texas at El Paso, one of his first moves was to offer a scholarship to Leftwich. Leftwich was planning to play at Division I FCS Stephen F. Austin in Nagodoches, Texas, but is now committed to UTEP.

“Coach Kugler has seen me play just about every game I've played at NA, and he always said that whoever got you was getting a steal and if he did get a job, he always said the first thing he'd do was offer me,” Leftwich said of Kugler, a UTEP alum who is the father of North Allegheny tackle Patrick Kugler. “I'm just glad someone has the confidence in me and is willing to give me the chance to play Division I football.”

— Kevin Gorman

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Whitehall native John Gibson flourishes in goal for Ducks
  2. Mother, baby found dead in Millvale apartment
  3. Unusual fruiting vines offer tasty options for Western Pennsylvania gardens
  4. Hyde Park woman, 38, faces sex charge with teen
  5. Route 422 reopened after serious accident in Kittanning Township
  6. 2 found dead in Harrison home
  7. Polamalu could be next in long line of Steelers greats given unceremonial exit
  8. NCAA suspends Syracuse coach Boeheim, strips victories
  9. Steelers sign former ACC Player of the Year Boyd for QB depth
  10. Over the falls — Cucumber Falls that is — go 3 kayakers in Ohiopyle
  11. Penn-Trafford’s Coy, Franklin Regional’s Brown escape with close wins