- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 12, 2024
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Eric Joraskie has certainly done more than his share in bringing national recognition to the Mount Carmel Area School District and community. Eric recently became the 42nd player in MCA history to be named First Team All State by the Associated Press. He also becomes only the seventh player in history to be a two-time First Team All State selection.
Joraskie burst onto the scene as a sophomore for Coach Carmen DeFrancesco as a defensive tackle and dominated the position for the next three years. He amassed a total of 184 tackles, including 59 for loss during his career. He was also credited with 18 QB sacks for 124 yards lost, placing him 7th on the all-time list. He would also register 30 quarterback hurries as the dominate defensive player that he was.
Eric also showed his versatility this past season as he also lined up at tight end and full back for the Red Tornadoes. He helped his team into the District IV playoffs in all three of his seasons, winning the gold medal in 2011 and the silver in 2012.
Joraskie was also named the Joe Grey Award winner as the “Outstanding Lineman” for the Tornadoes in each of his three seasons. He has also been named the Chapter’s Athlete of the Month for August. He was selected to the Pennsylvania Big 33 Team and will play in the game in June of 2013. After weighing a number of Division I offers from schools such as Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Maryland, Eric has signed a letter of intent to attend and play for the Northwestern University Wildcats.