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September 9, 2005 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During his last three seasons at West Deptford, Anthony Scirrotto collected 23 interceptions and was a three-time Inquirer all-South Jersey defensive back. As a quarterback, a position he started playing as a junior, he was just as effective. Last year, for instance, the poised Scirrotto threw 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. West Deptford will miss his accomplishments, but they will miss his leadership qualities just as much. Maybe even more. The Eagles carry a state-best 25-game winning streak into the season, and the No. 1 question on coach Clyde Folsom's mind is this: Who will replace the intangibles that Scirrotto, now a freshman at Penn State, provided for the last three years?
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August 1, 2007 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joe Paterno may have a better idea of how he will handle an imposing conference schedule than how he will deal with some of his football players. The Penn State coach said yesterday during the Big Ten kickoff in Chicago that he had not yet determined whether safety Anthony Scirrotto and defensive tackle Chris Baker would face further discipline stemming from an alleged off-campus fight and home invasion, or join the team when the Nittany Lions begin preseason practice Monday and open the season Sept.
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April 28, 2007 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Six prominent Penn State football players, including defensive backfield stars Anthony Scirrotto and Justin King, were charged yesterday in connection with a brawl four weeks ago at an off-campus party in State College, Pa. Scirrotto, a first-team all-Big Ten Conference safety as a sophomore in 2006, was at the center of the March 31-April 1 incident, according to State College police and Centre County authorities. The 20-year-old from West Deptford, Gloucester County, was charged with a number of offenses, including burglary, criminal trespass, criminal solicitation and simple assault.
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December 19, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
West Deptford High senior Anthony Scirrotto, a three-time Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey defensive back, has made an oral commitment to attend Penn State on a football scholarship. Scirrotto was a four-year starter in the secondary and also was the quarterback the last two seasons, when West Deptford went 24-0. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Scirrotto was recruited to play free safety at Penn State. In addition to Penn State, he made official visits to Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.
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December 5, 2007 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The trials for Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto and defensive tackle Chris Baker, regarding an April off-campus fight, have been postponed until February at the earliest. Baker's lawyer, Karen Muir, requested a continuance Monday in order to file more motions. That request was granted by a judge at the Centre Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Rather than try both cases on separate dates, prosecutors asked for a delay in Scirrotto's trial as well. Scirrotto, 21, of West Deptford, and Baker, 20, of Windsor, Conn.
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April 11, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Penn State has scored another defensive player from West Deptford High. Yesterday, Jamil Pollard, a two-way tackle, became the fifth member of the Class of 2012 to give a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions, according to multiple reports. The 6-4, 280-pound Pollard is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Scirrotto, a former All-Big Ten safety from West Deptford, who is now an assistant coach at his alma mater. "Coach Scirrotto . . . he told me that [Penn State defensive line coach Larry]
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December 13, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paulsboro free safety Gerald Hodges, who originally made an oral football commitment to Rutgers, has changed his mind and will attend Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Hodges plans to enroll in January. "It was a really hard decision," Hodges said last night by phone. "I had a really good relationship with Rutgers, but I just felt Penn State was the best fit. " Hodges was a four-year varsity performer for Paulsboro, winning two South Jersey Group 1 titles and four Colonial Conference Patriot Division crowns.
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April 28, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phil Trautwein was a starting offensive tackle on two national championship teams at the University of Florida. Now, the former Inquirer all-South Jersey lineman from Eastern hopes to make his mark on the NFL. After being bypassed in the weekend's NFL draft, Trautwein signed a free-agent contract with the St. Louis Rams. "I thought it was the best place for me to make the team," Trautwein said yesterday in a telephone interview. Two former Gloucester County stars - Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto of West Deptford and Wisconsin fullback Chris Pressley of Woodbury - have also signed free-agent contracts.
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February 15, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto of West Deptford, Camden County, pleaded yesterday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor defiant trespass for his involvement in an off-campus fight last April. Scirrotto was facing a felony charge of criminal trespass and one count of summary harassment, but those charges were dismissed as part of the plea bargain. The misdemeanor comes with one year of probation, a $500 fine, and 25 hours of community service. Defense attorney Ron McGlaughlin had hoped that Scirrotto, 21, would have been entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, which would have allowed his record to be cleared.
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February 7, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Penn State junior safety Anthony Scirrotto will enter a plea agreement next Thursday, averting trial on a felony criminal-trespass charge and a count of summary harassment. The charges against Scirrotto, 21, of West Deptford, Gloucester County, stem from his alleged involvement in an off-campus fight in April 2007 that involved several Penn State players. "The date has been set and the judge has been selected," Scirrotto attorney Ron McGlaughlin said, referring to Bradley P. Lunsford of the Centre County Court.
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April 11, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Penn State has scored another defensive player from West Deptford High. Yesterday, Jamil Pollard, a two-way tackle, became the fifth member of the Class of 2012 to give a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions, according to multiple reports. The 6-4, 280-pound Pollard is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Scirrotto, a former All-Big Ten safety from West Deptford, who is now an assistant coach at his alma mater. "Coach Scirrotto . . . he told me that [Penn State defensive line coach Larry]
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August 18, 2010 | By NATE MINK, mink@phillynews.com
BETHLEHEM - Show them my sophomore film, Anthony Scirrotto thought. Back then at Penn State, they'd see a Big Ten-best six interceptions, first-team All-Big Ten honors and a bone-jarring pass breakup against Tennessee's Jason Swain in the Outback Bowl. A safety, he could play loose, roll around and come up in the box, play off the No. 2 receiver and not just roam around in centerfield, his role his junior and senior seasons, but an area in which quarterbacks typically stay away.
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August 18, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Anthony Scirrotto could not ignore the signs that his dream of playing professional football could go unfulfilled. When NFL teams stopped calling about workouts, the former Penn State safety moved on with his life. He started working for his father's construction company. He helped coach the football program at his old high school, West Deptford. Then he enrolled at Temple to finish course work for his Penn State degree. "I had my doubts, especially because I went a long time without having a workout or even a look," the 23-year-old Scirrotto said.
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August 17, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
BETHLEHEM - The great safety search has ended, with the signing yesterday afternoon of Anthony Scirrotto, formerly of Penn State and West Deptford (N.J.) High. Scirrotto was the lucky winner among four safeties who tried out over the past 2 days for the spot that opened up when Antoine Harris suffered a season-ending Lisfranc sprain Friday against Jacksonville. Of course, that's an 80-man roster spot, and Scirrotto now has to learn a new defense and climb over a whole bunch of bodies to make the 53-man group that faces the Green Bay Packers in the season opener, Sept.
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April 28, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phil Trautwein was a starting offensive tackle on two national championship teams at the University of Florida. Now, the former Inquirer all-South Jersey lineman from Eastern hopes to make his mark on the NFL. After being bypassed in the weekend's NFL draft, Trautwein signed a free-agent contract with the St. Louis Rams. "I thought it was the best place for me to make the team," Trautwein said yesterday in a telephone interview. Two former Gloucester County stars - Penn State safety Anthony Scirrotto of West Deptford and Wisconsin fullback Chris Pressley of Woodbury - have also signed free-agent contracts.
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December 27, 2008 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Welcome to Disneyland, where everyone smiles, even the guy who has to clean up after Goofy. In this land of make-believe, Penn State stands out like a black-and-white movie at your local cineplex. In fact, the Nittany Lions' blue-and-white colors are so East Coast. But that didn't stop Mickey Mouse from wearing Penn State-colored pants. He did, however, don a red-and-white shirt - supposedly in honor of Southern Cal's cardinal and gold. When Penn State coach Joe Paterno made his opening remarks, he mistakenly said it was great to be back at Disney World.
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December 13, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paulsboro free safety Gerald Hodges, who originally made an oral football commitment to Rutgers, has changed his mind and will attend Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Hodges plans to enroll in January. "It was a really hard decision," Hodges said last night by phone. "I had a really good relationship with Rutgers, but I just felt Penn State was the best fit. " Hodges was a four-year varsity performer for Paulsboro, winning two South Jersey Group 1 titles and four Colonial Conference Patriot Division crowns.
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October 27, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Iowa, Indiana and Michigan State. That is all that stands between Penn State and a Big Ten championship, an undefeated regular season, and, quite possibly, a berth in the national title game. To accomplish the first two feats, the Nittany Lions control their own destiny - the final piece, not so much. Penn State (9-0) was again ranked No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings that were released last night. It trails No. 1 Texas (8-0) and No. 2 Alabama (8-0), and if all three win out, there is nothing the Lions will be able to do but curse the system that kept them out of the BCS championship.
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August 25, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anthony Scirrotto has owned up to his 2007. That is, his on-the-field 2007. The Penn State senior has already apologized and served most of the time for his high-profile off-the-field mistake from a year ago. However, for Scirrotto to truly break from the past and look ahead to a promising end to his collegiate career, he had to acknowledge a substandard junior season as a free safety. "As much as I hate to admit it, I wasn't fully mentally focused," Scirrotto said a few weeks ago at Penn State's media day. "I like to use the football field and practice and being around the guys as a place to get away.
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April 30, 2008 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's Prep offensive lineman Mark Arcidiacono is set to announce his college decision today, and unless his coach is wrong, the junior is committing to Penn State. Arcidiacono, a 6-foot-4, 289-pound tackle, will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. at the Prep, and the Nittany Lions and Florida are the finalists. Even though the Gators were making a last-gasp attempt, Prep coach Gil Brooks was predicting that Penn State would be the winner. "I believe that there are two factors," Brooks said yesterday.
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