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Do you remember? (Oct. 25, 2013)

Written by Mike White on .

In this week's "Do you remember?," Post-Gazette writer Mike White takes a look back at former Sto-Rox football star Chuck Fusina. Click here to read his story.

"Sto-Rox quarterback Lenny Williams is now the all-time leading passer in WPIAL history. He is the latest in a long line of talented quarterbacks from the school, and the line started four decades ago with Chuck Fusina.

A highly touted quarterback for Sto-Rox in the early 1970s, he finished his career with 4,316 passing yards, back when that was unheard of for a WPIAL quarterback. As a senior, he played in six games because of injuries, but still threw for 1,404 yards.

Fusina, who graduated in 1975, was a dominant two-sport athlete at Sto-Rox. Besides football, he also averaged 27 points a game in basketball as a senior.

Fusina was heavily recruited and went on to star at Penn State, where he was the runner-up for the 1978 Heisman Trophy. Fusina was the backup quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1979-81. He then became a star quarterback for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars in the fledgling USFL, leading his team to two league titles in three years. His final year of pro football was as a backup for the Green Bay Packers in 1986."

 

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Varsity Xtra: Sto-Rox QB finding comfort zone after tough start

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In this week's Varsity Xtra cover story, Post-Gazette writer Mike White profiles Sto-Rox quarterback Lenny Williams. Click here to read his story.

2013 1018 StoRox Football(Photo: On his way to becoming the most prolific passer in the history of WPIAL football, Lenny Williams has had to overcome plenty in his life. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

"The most prolific passing quarterback in the history of WPIAL football is sitting on a couch in his living room, staring at a glass cabinet filled with his trophies and memorabilia. Everything feels "cool" to Lenny Williams, and it has nothing to do with his leg being wrapped in ice after just finishing a Sto-Rox practice.

Williams feels calmer and cooler now that the chase for the passing record is over. He is much more at ease with life, not having the anger issues that used to get him in trouble in his younger years.

And he is at peace these days with the great uncle who shot and killed his father when Williams was 2.

Leonard Lindsay Williams Jr. is a 17-year-old senior at Sto-Rox High School who etched his name in the record books in successive games. On Oct. 4, he broke the WPIAL record for career touchdown passes and last Saturday he broke the record for passing yardage. He now has 7,369 yards passing and 92 touchdowns."