Cannon-McMillan’s Mike Hull Vital Part in USA win over World
Written by: Billy Splain on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Cannon-McMillan star linebacker Mike Hull shined bright in the National spotlight this weekend, earning Team USA MVP honors after the games traditional powerhouse of the United States got a 17-0 victory over the World at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
Assembled as a collective squad of the best under 19 American football players from around the world for the first time, the team representing eight countries and four continents held their own against USA Football’s junior national team of 45 players who have committed to some of the nation’s top college football programs.
Team USA quarterback Tyler Smith (Wilson Area HS, PA) showed what the Keystone state has on the offensive side of the ball when Smith hooked up with Josh Reese (Miami Central, FL) on a spectacular 50-yard pass and catch that would have been taken all the way to pay dirt if it wasn’t for Dylan Hollohan (St. Francis Xavier) at the one-yard mark. Team USA would punch in the score two plays later for the game’s first score.
Earlier in the Week Hull was voted by his teammates as one of three Team USA captains, but just being a captain wasn’t enough as Hull lead the USA defense to shutout Team World, as Hull would be the one who put a cap on the win.
Canadian quarterback Jeremi Doyon-Roch (Vanier College) was intercepted by Team USA MVP Mike Hull late in the third quarter with the World team trailing 14-0 and facing a crucial third and seven at the USA 12-yard line.
Hull, along with Travis Williams (Lake Taylor, VA) lead Team USA with eight tackles, with Hull claiming the game’s only interception.
Joe Paterno should be pretty happy from what he has seen out of one of his most recent recruits, as Mike will head to Penn State and Linebacker “U” in July.
Hull’s father, Tom, also played for Penn State before being drafted in 1974 by the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers after being drafted by the 49Penn State. You know what they say, like father, like son.
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