(Photo: Former Woodland Hills linebacker Mike Caprara will play in the Big 33 game Saturday in Hershey. Post-Gazette photo.)
"Mike Caprara's unparalleled career at Woodland Hills High School will culminate on Saturday with the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic in Hershey.
Six Woodland Hills graduates -- Jason Taylor, Steve Breaston, Rob Gronkowski, Darrin Walls, Lousaka Polite, Ryan Mundy, Shawntae Spencer and Terrence Johnson -- played in the NFL last season. Breaston and Mundy both participated in the Big 33 game after their senior seasons.
But none of them did what Caprara did.
None of them were four-year starters at Woodland Hills. Wolverines coach George Novak can only think of maybe one other freshman he dared start since the inception of the program in 1987.
A hard-working, throwback linebacker, Caprara sets the Woodland Hills standard. Novak said Caprara's underrated attribute is his innate leadership. It's a trait Novak first noticed when he met Caprara in middle school."