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John Petrishen
John  Petrishen


Lower Burrell, Pa.

High School:
Pittsburgh Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202



H.S. Coach:
Terry Totten

Communications Arts & Sciences

2017 Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in three games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017.

Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Posted his first career tackle in the fourth quarter...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Georgia State (9/16): Made two tackles...Registered his first career tackle for loss on a fourth-quarter solo stop behind the line of scrimmage. at Maryland (11/25): Saw time on defense..

2016 Redshirt Freshman Season
Did not see any game action.

2015 True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.

High School
Three-year letterman and one-year captain at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School for head coach Terry Totten...Named first-team all-state (AAAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...Selected first-team All-WPIAL in 2014 after leading the Vikings to the WPIAL final...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 team honoree and MVP...Selected to play in the Big 33 Classic...Helped lead Vikings to a 26-3 record the last two seasons, including a WPIAL title and PIAA Class AAAA runner-up in 2013...Made 59 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back and rushed for 381 yards in 2014...Recorded 59 hits and three interceptions as a junior...One of the top returners in WPIAL history, returned seven punts and a kickoff for touchdowns in his last two years of high school...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the second-best safety in Pennsylvania by Scout...Lettered three years in basketball and one year in track.

Full name is Johnny Nicholas Petrishen...Son of John and Jami Petrishen...Has one sister, Jordan...Great grandfather, Pop Ellwood, and great uncle, Bill Ellwood, played football at Penn State...Great uncle, Charlie Gondak, played football at William & Mary...Cousin, Philip Murphy, played football at Alabama...Majoring in communications arts & sciences...Born June 1, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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