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2022 PFN Player Profile: Penn State Commit Joey Schlaffer – Exeter Twp.

Written by: on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022


Joey Schlaffer
Exeter Township 
Class Of 2023
Tight End
Jersey # 84
HT/WT 6’6 215
Other sports Basketball
PFN/Writers All-State
Twitter @Joey_Schlaffer

Why do you play football?
I love football. I was born into it really and it’s always been something I picked up easily and was very good at.

Who is your favorite sports star and why?
My favorite sports star is Mike Gesicki because he embodies everything that I want to become.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
My favorite play ever was when I caught a jump ball over two players against mifflin my sophomore year.

What are your goals for this coming season?
To win a district, county and eventually a state championship.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
The Philadelphia 76’ers

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
The whiteout game against Ohio state where Marcus Allen blocked the field goal and the ball was scooped up and scored for Penn State to win and getting to rush the field.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
Space Jam, it’s a classic movie and one that I could watch over and over.

What cartoon character do you think your head coach most resembles.
To me my head coach mostly resembles Squidward from spongebob

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
They will never yell to me in a game.

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?
Kick Return and Punt Return

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?
My mentor is my dad, he is so driven and knowledgeable. He is a great person who continually pushes me and shows me the right way to go about life.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Definitely has to be getting dunked on sophomore year

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My brother and my uncle are my biggest supporters that aren’t my parents

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
I play 2k, and kick it with friends

What is your favorite football memory to date?
Winning the first ever district championship against mifflin

What is your favorite play to run?
I can’t say that I really have a favorite to be honest

What scares you the most?

Music of choice:
R&B / Rap

What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?
Basketball shoes, it still is my favorite gift. I’m a sneaker head so any kind of new shoe is always exciting for me.

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa
Wawa, no debate

What is your favorite vacation destination?
Somewhere in the panhandle of Florida that’s quiet and peaceful

Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?
The first one that I remember watching was Eli Manning against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.

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