| 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




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Soccer

  1. Trib Cup: Canon-McMillan girls ready for Halloween at Highmark
  2. Karns City blanks DuBois Central Catholic, captures District 9 soccer championship
  3. Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
  4. Karns City girls extend D-9 girls soccer dominance
  5. Sewickley Academy boys soccer heading back to Highmark
  6. Herald Spotlight Athlete: SSA keeper played key role in run to quarterfinals
  7. Geibel boys soccer team loses 5-0 in WPIAL Class AA semifinals
  8. Carlynton girls soccer stunned by early playoff exit
  9. Big 1st half propels Mars girls soccer team past Yough, 3-0
  10. Plenty on the line for Yough, South Park girls
  11. Hilton lone Gateway player on Section 3-AAA all-star team
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.