Coaches' / PFN All-State Teams Named for 2012

PFN Staff

PFN Logo2012.jpgAfter pouring through nearly 1000 nominations, the PFN selection committee has selected their Top Three Teams on Offense and on Defense in all four classifications.

Coaches were invited to nominate deserving players. The response was good, but any such endeavor does not produce 100% participation by the coaches. We thank those who took the time on behalf of their athletes.

Selection Method: The PFN All-State Team is formulated through online nominations/submissions by the head coaches; submissions by selected media and recruiters, and the PFN staffs' own observations via onsite games, MaxPrep stats and the PFN Keystone Club as well as recruiter evaluations.  We cannot select everyone to the first teams. We did evaluate every nomination and narrowed the field.

We also added an extra player on offense (a 3rd WR) and one on Defense (Kick Returner).

The Others Considered category identifies those considered as well as favorable nominations from their head coaches. Some of these were given very serious consideration. Many of the positions were highly competitive.

 PFN thanks and salutes the coaches who took the time to nominate their players. Since we cannot possibly cover every game and every player, we depend upon the head coaches to nominate worthy individuals.


 PFN's Mister Football  2012 - Matt Bodamer QB Port Allegany

PFN Logo2012.jpg Matt Bodamer of Port Allegany is the 6th player in Pennsylvania to receive this honor which was started by PFN in 2007. Previous winners include Terrell Pryor (Jeannette), Zach Barket (Schuylkill Haven), Kyle Smith (Lancaster Catholic). Brendan Nosovitch (Allentown Central Catholic) and Noah Spence (Bishop McDevitt).

Bodamer broke several state passing records and provided an exciting come-from-behind last 17-seconds TD pass to advance in the playoffs. This honor is was very competitive with the likes of Tyler Boyd, Mack Leftwich, Brian Lemelle, Damion Terry, and Alex Anzalone all getting votes.


All-Academic Forms Due February 9

PFN Logo2012.jpg PFN will once again sponsor our All-Academic Teams, comprised of three teams (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) and by Graduation years.

We believe that well-rounded athletes should be recognized. The criteria is (1) Must have a 3.0 cumulative average or better (*based upon a 4.0 scale) and (2) must have played in at least half of the varsity games.

Head Coaches do the nominating. The form can be found HERE.

*Guidance Counselors are asked to convert any scale other than a 4.0 to the 4.0 scale.