2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Blue Mountain MLB/HB Vernon Kleckner
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Daniel Reed | April 21, 2023
Player Name: Vernon Kleckner
School: Blue Mountain Eagles
Class Of: 2024
Positions Playing: MLB/H-Back/FB
Jersey Number: 32
Ht: 6’0 – Wt: 205lbs
Other Sports: Wrestling
Notable Awards or Recognitions:
All-Area 2nd Team
SCFA 2nd Team
Team Defensive MVP
OFFER SHEET: None at the moment
WORDS FROM THE COACH:
“Vern is the leader of our defense and sets the tone for how our team will perform in practice or games. He is a sideline to sideline type of linebacker, as is very good against the run and can apply pressure by blitzing. He will need to continue his leadership to help us be successful.”
Why do you play football ?
I just think it’s so much fun to play and compete.
Who is your favorite sports star and WHY ?
Tim Tebow, because he plays so hard and always thanks God for everything. He is also a great role model.
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most ? Explain:
Against our biggest rival Pottsville, in the 4th quarter, they were driving down the field and I had a huge sack to ice the game.
What was last year’s season like for you ?
It was a good test, we made the playoffs and lost to BECA but, it really showed us what we need to do to become District Champs which is our goal for this year.
Who is the best player you ever lined up against ?
I’d have to say Pottsville’s QB from my Sophomore year. He just made the game look so easy and I think he threw like 4 touchdowns.
What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game ?
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport ?
The Philadelphia Eagles
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why ?
Super Bowl 52, because the Eagles were counted out all playoffs and then they beat the GOAT Tom Brady on the biggest stage.
What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why ?
Rocky IV, because it gets me pumped up.
Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen ?
I’d love to throw a touchdown pass.
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
Golf, because it’s in the same season as football.
What is your most embarrassing sports moment ?
When I dropped an interception.
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why ?
Fishing, because it’s just great to be out in nature and it’s so calming.
What is your favorite play to run ?
An ISO block or any A gap blitz.
Which one, Sheetz or Wawa ?
Wawa, no doubt !
What is your favorite vacation destination ?
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