- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 11, 2024
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At 6,0″ 270 pounds, Randy Swank joined Dave Williams and Jon Else as three year starters at the center position for MCA. Randy’s toughness and strength allowed him to become a starter as a sophomore as the Tornadoes went on to state title number 4 in 2000. 42 starts later, Randy concluded his career in Hershey as the Tornadoes won their fifth state title in 2002 This year, Swank anchored an offensive line that had three new starters as the season began. As the season progressed and injuries mounted, Randy remained the one constant in a revolving door of linemen. His leadership was pivotal in the success of the Red Tornadoes as they rolled to a 15-0 record and established a new team record for passing yards with 2,573 and went over the 5000 yard mark in total offense for only the 4th time ever During his tenure as a starter, Mount Carmel Area teams gained over 14,000 yards in total offense while winning 37 games and losing 5.
Defensively, Randy contributed 63 tackles – 21 for loss – and 4 sacks for 24 yards lost. During his four-year career, Swank totaled 163 tackles and 10.5 sacks. His was a part of two State Championships, three District Titles, one Eastern Conference Crown, and one State Runner-up. He was named small school first team all state as an offensive linemen by the Associated Press and Pennsylvania Football News. Randy has also won two District Four Championships in the shot and placed eight in last year’s PIAA State Meet. He is the son of Tammy and Barry Gedney and Randy Swank.