Steve Matzura

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Steve Matzura will certainly be remembered as one of the best all around football players to ever don the red and white. Steve led the Tornadoes with 155 tackles – 16 for loss – 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 7 passes broken up and 3 blocked kicks. On the way to a perfect 15-0 record, Steve became the all time leading tackler with 425 stops during his 4 year career He also joined Mike Diminick and Vince Yasenchak as the only players in MCA history to record three consecutive 100 tackle seasons. On offense, Steve caught 53 balls for 739 yards and 6 touchdowns, The 739 yards ranks as the 4th best season ever at MCA. He also ran the ball 30 times for 200 yards and 5 touchdowns. His 53 receptions established a new single season record at MCA, surpassing the 52 by Joel Gonzalo in 1994. His career total of 113 receptions for 1650 yards ranks second to Gonzalo’s 123 for 1850.

Steve’s versatility and quiet leadership helped the Tornadoes to a 48-9 record during his career. He started 42 consecutive games as the Tornadoes won two State titles, one Eastern Conference Crown, and three District Championships. Steve was named small school first team all state by the Associated Press as well as Pennsylvania Football News. Steve is the son of Steve and Marsha Matzura of Kulpmont.

Categories: 2003 Hall of Fame