2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Michael Gelatko(TE/S/LB)-Marian Catholic
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Daniel Reed | April 9, 2023
Player Name: Michael Gelatko
High School: Marian Catholic Colts
Class Of: 2025
Jersey Number: 10
Ht: 6’4 – Wt: 230lbs
Other Sports: Baseball
Notable Awards or Recognitions:
2022 Standard Speaker All-Area Honorable Mention TE
2021 Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association North Second Team TE
2021 Standard Speaker All-Area Honorable Mention TE
WORDS FROM COACH STAN DAKOSTY:
” Michael is already on the radar of several Division 1 schools after a strong sophomore season which he accounted for 5 touchdowns, 42 tackles, and 2 interceptions. He is big, 6’4″- 230lbs, strong, and explosive. An outstanding student and mature beyond his age. Michael is a leader on our team and in the school. His best football days are ahead of him.”
Why do you play football ?
It is a sport I’ve always wanted to play since I was little and would watch College and Pro games with my dad.
Who is your favorite sports star and WHY ?
Zach Ertz, he is one of the best TE’S to play the game and he once played for the Eagles.
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most ?
Explain: 4th down stand against Nativity at the 4-yard line my freshman year to win the game. That was our first win of the season and started the winning streak for the season.
What was last year’s season like for you ?
I was sidelined pre-season due to a broken wrist and missed the first few games. I had to work hard to get back into the rhythm of the game.
Who is the best player you ever lined up against ?
Ben Manley from Mahanoy Area.
What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game ?
Penn State(white-out game).
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport ?
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why ?
2020 Notre Dame vs Clemson regular season game.
What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why ?
Miracle, the movie has some of the best/most inspiring quotes from a coach.
Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen ?
Throw a touchdown.
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
What is your most embarrassing sports moment ?
Running into Coach Dakosty during a walk-through the day before our homecoming game my freshman year.
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why ?
Hunting, as I really enjoy the outdoors and quietness in my tree stand.
What is your favorite play to run ?
Any plays where I get to catch the ball.
Which one, Sheetz or Wawa ?
What is your favorite vacation destination ?
Key West, FL
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