Dan Glowatski

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During the 25 years of its existence, the Ed Romance Chapter has inducted over 200 men and women into its halls. All have excelled at the local level. Many have distinguished themselves on the state level by being named all state or winning a state championship. Very few have brought national recognition to their school, their town, and to themselves. Dan Glowatski is one of those few. During his junior and senior seasons, as a member of the Delaware Valley College Aggies, Dan was named a LittleAll-American by the Associated Press. Dan was also selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player during the 1984 season. Following the 84 campaign, Dan was recognized by the Philadelphia Football Writers and the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia. He was also named to the All Middle Atlantic Conference and All Eastern College Athletic Conference football teams for three consecutive years.

Dan’s honors were all hard-earned as a receiver at Delaware Valley College. At the conclusion of his career, Dan held eight all-time receiving records at Del Val, including career yardage-2,645, career receptions – 154, longest reception for TD – 78 yards, receptions in a season – 53, single season yards – 867, single game receptions – 11, and also caught at least one pass in 35 consecutive games. Most of those records have held up until this last year, when Richard Gear – another Del Val All American – broke many of the marks in a pass- oriented offense.

As dominating as he was on the field, Dan really excelled in the classroom, where he was named to the NCAA All Academic team as a result of his 3.827 GPA. He was named the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete in 1984. He received one of 12 Post Graduate Scholarships awarded that year by the NCAA. Dan caught the eye of the New York Jets and was given a free agent tryout in the summer of 85.

Dan’s athletic career was honed on the fields of Mount Carmel Area where he was an outstanding receiver and defensive end for Red Tornado teams in 1978,79,and 80. His 23.9 yards per reception is still one of the best seasons ever at MCA. As a basketball player, Dan was a starter on the 1979-80 team, coached by Ken Kline, that went 27-8 and made its’ way to the eastern semi-final against Lourdes Regional. The 27 wins represent the most in school history. Dan ran the hurdles in track and was a part of the team that won three consecutive Schuylkill League titles.

After his career had ended, Dan continued to bring recognition to himself by being inducted into the Delaware Valley College Hall of Fame in September, 1994. Dan currently resides in Mount Carmel with his wife Lisa and sons, Danny-15, and Brett-11. He is a self employed paper broker.

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