Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic: Bryan Stahlman

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Port Allegany OT/DE Bryan Stahlman (Photo by Pam Fischer)

Lori Chase
Feb. 18, 2016

As a two-way lineman, Port Allegany senior Bryan Stahlman earned a spot on the Allegheny Mountain League all-star team on offense and raised havoc in opposing teams’ backfields on defense for the North Division champions.

As a two-way lineman, Port Allegany senior Bryan Stahlman earned a spot on the Allegheny Mountain League all-star team on offense and raised havoc in opposing teams’ backfields on defense for the North Division champions.

Now, he’ll get a chance to do the same for the Pennsylvania squad in the 43rd annual Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic, slated for Aug. 6 at Parkway Field in Bradford.

“Bryan really came into his own this season as a starter upfront on both sides of the ball,” Port coach Justin Bienkowski said of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound offensive tackle/defensive end. “His technique was something that allowed him to have a lot of success. Bryan is one of those guys we all really wish we could have one more year with. He has grown exponentially as a young man through being a part of our football team. He always wanted to take what he was told and do his best to apply it.

“The success he had on the field was attributed to his attention to detail and understanding how the game works. He has a high sports IQ and really was a ton of fun to coach. His appreciation for the game and being part of a team really showed during this past season. There’s not enough good things I can say about coaching Bryan.”

Stahlman, a National Honor Society member, plans to major in criminal justice at Mansfield to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Also a member of the Gator track and field team, he finished second in the javelin at the North Tier League meet last spring before placing eighth at districts.

According to the Big 30 release, Bryan “is looking forward to playing alongside the players he has faced for a long time.” The Gators’ backup quarterback as a sophomore before moving to the line, he mentioned the two-point conversion pass to Mac Tanner against Sheffield as his most memorable football moment, and listed golf and boating with the family among his hobbies. An Indianapolis Colts fan, he cited punter Pat McAfee as his favorite player.

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Stahlman closes in on one of his five tackles against Sheffield. (Photo by Pam Fischer)

 

 

 

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