David Shinskie

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Dave Shinskie has rewritten the record books during his four year career as the quarterback for the Mount Carmel Area Red Tornadoes. Shinskie became the starter in his freshman year during the playoff run following and injury to Nick Sebes. During his tenure, David has compiled a 41-6 record as the starting QB, more than any other QB in MCA history. During the 2002 season, Dave completed 160 of 250 passes for 2,524 yards and 26 touchdowns. All are new marks at MCA, except the TD’s which are one away from Joe Buchinski’s 27 in 1965. Shinskie also established new career marks with 400 completions in 711 attempts for 6,334 yards and 57 TD’s. Dave also connected on 16 passes in a game 3 times, had 14 consecutive completions at one point, and 94 passes without an interception. He had a streak of 11 consecutive games with a TD pass and threw for TD’s in 14 of 15 games this season. He has racked up 28 100 yard passing games, 8 – 200 yard passing games, and has the 2nd- 283, 5th – 273, 7th – 267, and 8th – 264 yard passing games in MCA history. His career total offense of 6,072 yards is second only to Jon Veach.

Shinskie was honored as MCA’s fourth Small School Player of the Year in 2002 and was named as the first team quarterback by the Associated Press and Pennsylvania Football News. PFN also named him offensive player of the year. After offers from Temple, Iowa, Indiana, and Toledo, Dave has accepted an athletic scholarship to The University of Delaware, where he will also play baseball. He is the son of Joann and Dave Shinskie, Kulpmont.

Categories: 2003 Hall of Fame