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About Michael Czerwien

Michael Czerwien graduated from North Hills High School in 2004.  He was an outstanding defensive football player.  Michael was honored as WTAE player of the week and was named First Team All Conference. After graduating high school, Michael moved onto Waynesburg University where he was a first team all conference selection in college.  He was a two-time Division III first team football All American.  He was featured in “Faces in the Crowd” in Sports Illustrated after he set the NCAA all division record career sacks while playing at Waynesburg University and continues to carry the title today.  Michael earned an undergraduate and masters degree at Waynesburg University and was a member of their coaching staff.  Not only did Michael excel on the football field but he shined within as well where he touched many lives with his loving heart and dynamic personality. Tragically Michael passed away at the young age of 25 on July 6, 2010 suffering from heat stroke.  His family and friends want to continue to keep his vibrant, active life alive through the Michael Czerwien Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Below is a short list of Czerwien's many accomplishments on the field:
-273 career total tackles
-53.5 career sacks (NCAA All-Division Record)
-23 Sacks as a senior in 2007 (Fourth for all divisions in a season)
-86.5 career tackles for loss (Fifth in all divisions)
-2007 D3football.com All-American selection
-2007 second-team AP Little All-American honoree
-2007 AFCA All-American honors
-2007 D3football.com All-Region selection
-Selected to the AFCA Division III All-Star team for 2007 Aztec Bowl game
-2007 Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year
-2006-07 Don Hansen's Football Gazette All-American Honorable Mention honors
-2006 D3football.com All-Region accolades
-Three-time ECAC All-Star (2007, 2006, 2005)
-Two-time Don Hansen All-Region recipient (2006,2005)
-2004 Waynesburg Newcomer of the Year Award winner
-Three-time PAC Defensive Player of the Week

WALL OF FAME

July, 2014

Tribune Review

5k raises awareness of heatstroke.
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November, 2013

Observer-Reporter

See how Michael is still shining through others.
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July, 2012

Trib Live-Neighborhoods

Sweet Summertime Sprint featured in the Trib Live-Neighborhoods.
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February, 2012

PA Sports Hall of Fame

Czerwien to be inducted into the PA Sports Hall of Fame.
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June, 2011

NH Hall of Fame

Czerwien to be immortalized by High School.
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July, 2010

St. Sebastians HOF

NH grad Czerwien sets great example.
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2007

Sports Illustrated

Faces in the Crowd
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