Shaw
Shaw

Spring Grove lineman David Shaw has been selected for the Pennsylvania team for the 2014 Big 33 Football Classic.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon.

Shaw was named a York-Adams League Division I All-Star at defensive tackle after last season, when he compiled 63 tackles, including five sacks. He also had a fumble recovery for the Rockets. It was the second-straight season he had been named a Division I All-Star. As a junior in 2012, Shaw piled up 52 tackles and four sacks and helped the Rockets earn a share of the Division I championship.

Last June, the 6-foot, 5-inch, 280-pounder verbally committed to play for the University of Maryland next season. His commitment to the Terps is expected to become binding on National Letter of Intent Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The Terps will move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten next fall.

Shaw is rated a three-star recruit, on a five-star scale, by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. The Terrapins are coached by Susquehannock High School graduate Randy Edsall. He will join another York County product at Maryland. Red Lion High School graduate Andrew Zeller is a sophomore offensive lineman with the Terps.

Shaw is the third member of his family to reach the Division I level in football. His older brothers, John and Jim, each played for Penn State. John Shaw played in the 2003 Big 33 game.

West York's Brody Kern was the last York County player to be picked for the Big 33 game in 2013. He will be a sophomore offensive lineman for the Delaware Blue Hens this fall.


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This past weekend, 42 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association selection committee members met at Penn State University's football complex to review more than 400 tapes from Pennsylvania high school seniors that were submitted by their coaches. They made their final choices after reviewing those tapes.

West York's Miller on staff: In addition, West York High School head coach Ron Miller will be an assistant coach for the Pennsylvania staff, which is headed by Easton's Steve Shiffert.

Miller led the Bulldogs to six straight York-Adams Division II titles from 2007 through 2012. Over that span, West York went 65-13 overall. Since 2006, West York is 40-4 in Division II competition. Miller led the Bulldogs to a District 3-AAA title and a PIAA Class AAA state berth in 2008.

Another former York County coach, Matt Ortega, will also be an assistant on Shiffert's staff. Ortega, who currently coaches at Coatesville, formerly coached at York High.

The 57th Big 33 Football Classic is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Hershey Park Stadium. Pennsylvania will take on an all-star team from Maryland. The game will be telecast live by the NFL Network.

Super Bowl streak: All 48 Super Bowls have contained at least one player who played in the Big 33 game.

This time around, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jordan Hill is helping to keep the streak alive. Hill played in the 2009 Big 33 game after starring on Steel-High's 2008 PIAA Class A title team that defeated Clairton. The Seahawks drafted Hill after a successful career at Penn State.

On injured reserve for Denver is Dan Koepen, a graduate of Whitehall who played in the 1998 Big 33 game.

Denver's roster includes two past members from Ohio Big 33 teams. Steve Vallos played in the 2008 game and Zac Dysert played in '02.

— Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.

Go here for the full Pennsylvania roster.