February 15, 2006

Attention rises for Pennsylvania lineman

Joe Tarasovich didn't expect much. When the head coach at McDowell High School in Erie, Pa., took over the prep program last year, Tarasovich heard he'd find a 300-pound offensive tackle on the roster named Dan Matha. Tarasovich figured he'd get an overweight blocker. Instead he discovered a 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle that could run counter plays and take out linebackers.

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