Manus McCracken

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Manus McCracken has had a breakout year as a linebacker for the Mount Carmel Area Red Tornado football team. As a result he has been named to a number of Pennsylvania All-State football teams. McCracken has distinguished himself as only the 10th player to record over 100 tackles in back to back seasons by racking up 77 solo and 56 assisted tackles for a total of 133 – 22 of them for loss. The 133 stops rank as the 9th best season ever at MCA. He also added 7 QB sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, 1 QB hurry and 1 blocked kick. He also had 7 games with 10 or more tackles with a high of 20 tackles against Danville. For these efforts and more he was named to the PA Sportswriters AA all-state team as a first team linebacker. He was also recognized by Eastern PA Football as a first team backer and recently was named to the Pennsylvania Football News with a spot on the second team. Additionally WNEP has honored him as a member of their Dream Team.

Manus ended his career with a total of 332 tackles – 35 for loss – The 332 ranks as the 7th best total ever at MCA. He has been recognized as the Kiwanis Award recipient, the Bob Pizzoli Award, and has been a two-time Breakfast/Supper Club Award winner as the team’s outstanding defensive player. His plans are to attend an Ivy or Patriot League school to major in Mathematics or Engineering.

Categories: 2018 Hall of Fame