| Sports

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

Gorman: Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's Fulmore a triple threat

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Christopher Horner | Trib Total Media
North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore catches a pass during a work-out Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Cranberry.
Related Stories

Kevin Gorman podcasts

  • Loading...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Not often does a player rank among the WPIAL's top five rushers as a sophomore, only to be moved out of the backfield by his senior season.

P.J. Fulmore takes it as a compliment.

The Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic star ran for 1,820 yards as a sophomore tailback, then quarterbacked the Trojans to WPIAL and PIAA Class A championships as a junior last season.

Now the 5-foot-7, 180-pound senior will add receiver to his repertoire. He could line up anywhere from wildcat quarterback to tailback to the slot.

“Right now that's the plan,” North Catholic coach Bob Ravenstahl said. “If we just had him playing running back, he'd be one of the top choices. He's one of the most versatile guys in the WPIAL.”

The Trojans return quarterback Adam Sharlow, who was lost to a torn ACL in Week 7, as well as 1,100-yard rusher Jerome Turner, a senior.

“I just like having the ball in my hands,” said Fulmore, who has made a verbal commitment to Duquesne. “I'll play anywhere. I just like being on the field.”

Fulmore ran for 1,213 yards and 14 touchdowns and passed for 388 yards and three scores last year. But he starred in the slot at seven-on-seven camps, which prompted North Catholic to consider splitting him wide.

“A lot of teams had trouble covering him,” Ravenstahl said. “He's a great receiver. He's just very difficult to defend. He has great leaping ability and obviously great hands, and once he catches the ball, he's a threat as a runner.”

Kevin Gorman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @KGorman_Trib.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers kicker Boswell puts best foot forward
  2. Occupying playoff spot on Thanksgiving good harbinger for Penguins
  3. Steelers notebook: Tomlin not grooming successor to RB Williams
  4. German financial giant Allianz SE slashes coal investments
  5. McIntyre students hope Buddy Bench is beneficial to all
  6. Pittsburgh man charged with 56 counts after high-speed chase over weekend
  7. Elizabeth proposes big jump in small local services tax; councilwoman steps down
  8. Clairton City School District wins award for its anti-hunger efforts
  9. Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Indiana’s Patrick O’Neal, Norwin’s Jess Boytim
  10. Black Friday loosens its hold on the holiday season
  11. Elizabeth mayor hails police department’s role in ‘major’ heroin bust in Clairton