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Written by: Willie McGonigle on Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Emmanuel “Manny” Allen
Pottsgrove High School
Position(s): left guard/nose guard
Potential Major in College:
Physical Science / Forensics
What made you choose football?
I chose football because of my father who played and my Aunt Kim’s love of the game.
What’s your favorite football memory?
Getting an interception as a middle linebacker
What activities do you enjoy outside of playing football?
Wrestling, swimming and lifting
What has been the most difficult part of training during the pandemic and how did you overcome it?
Gyms closed has been difficult. I continue to train daily and hit the weights at home. It’s been difficult to get the younger linemen ready for the upcoming season as well since we are not in person. Through Zoom and group chat we are ready to go!
What have you been doing during this pandemic to make sure that you are ready to go once we can finally get back to football?
Training 3 times a week with agility & weight, daily workouts, watching pass games and teaching the playbook to my younger brother.
Who is your biggest role model?
My older brother Michael. He just graduated from Bloomsburg and made Huskie of the decade. He was also in the 2020 NFL Draft.
What are your team and personal goals for the season? To do better as a team.
To go further than we did my Sophomore year in the playoffs as a team. Personally I’d like to lead my team into battle as a captain.
What’s your favorite sport, other than football, to play or watch?
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming school year?
Being a senior having my best years in both Football and Wrestling and getting into a great college.
What’s your favorite subject in school?
Science and History
Favorite Cartoon Character?
What’s your go to pregame meal?
Wawa Hoagie and a Mountain Dew
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Favorite Sports Teams?
Cowboys, Miami Hurricanes and the Flyers
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