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2020 PFN Player Profile: Ray Melnikoff – Lackawanna Trail @r_melnikoff @school_trail

Written by: on Monday, June 29th, 2020


Ray Melnikoff
Year: 2020
School: Lackawanna Trail
Positions: FB/LB
Jersey #: 44
Ht: 5’ 11”
Wt: 215 lbs
2019 stats: 190 rushing attempts, 1,511 yards, 18 rushing touchdowns ; 17 receptions, 284 yards, 2 receiving touchdowns
Other Sports: Baseball
Awards: 2x PIAA first team All-State running back, WNEP super sixteen dream team, 2x All-Region, 2x All conference, EasternPAFootball 2019 player of the year
Twitter: @r_melnikoff

Favorite sports star and why:
Saquon Barkley because he’s a freak athlete and I love watching him run

Favorite game:
2019 district championship game against old forge. We were down 19-14 with about 8 minutes left, we started on our own 13 yard line, drove down the field and scored with about a minute left. Just an all around team effort, and hard fought battle to secure the district championship

Favorite pro team:
NY Giants

Sport I’d love to play:
I would love be able to ski, but I’ve tried many times and it’s just not the sport for me

Favorite football memory:
Sophomore year, beating Juniata Valley in the state semi finals and going to Hershey

Favorite play to run:
Dive, I love running between the tackles

Why do I play football:
Because I love the physicality and the toughness, both mental and physical, it takes to play

What sports movie would I watch everyday:
Remember the titans because it’s an all around, all time great movie

Who is the person I want to be like:
My grandfather, he’s a very hard working man, he’s always moving around and being active, and he would do anything for anybody

Play I remember the most:
When I played Jr. Football, I was in the front line on a kickoff return and I returned an onside kick for a touchdown

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