Charlie Katshir was the only Cumberland County representative announced when Big 33 unveiled its 38-player Pennsylvania roster for the 2018 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Big 33 Classic.
“It’s an honor,” Katshir said through Twitter direct message on Tuesday. “I’ve been dreaming about playing in this game pretty much my whole life. I couldn’t be happier.”
The Cumberland County senior receiver/safety and future Penn State Nittany Lion won’t go it alone, though. Eagles coach Mike Whitehead was named one of the assistant coaches for the Keystone State.
“[I’m] looking forward to it,” Katshir said about playing under Whitehead again. “We’ve had a great run over the past three years and I couldn’t be happier he’s one of the coaches. It’s been an honor to play for him and hopefully we can end on a good note.”
Katshir, who will bulk up to play linebacker in Happy Valley, had his second shoulder surgery after the Eagles lost in the District 3 Class 6A semifinals, but it looks like he will be ready to play at Central Dauphin’s Landis Field.
“[There are] no concerns,” Katshir said regarding his shoulder. “I will be fully cleared in May and the doctor said he was extremely happy with how it’s healing and how it’s coming along.”
The 61st rendition of the game will be held at Central Dauphin’s Landis Field for the second year in a row. It will be held June 16 at 7 p.m.
Katshir was a Swiss army knife for CV throughout his career, but especially as a senior. He recorded 45 tackles and four interceptions (24 in his career) on defense, returned kicks and kicked extra points for a stretch, and caught 37 passes for 715 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran 53 times for 366 yards and eight scores.
Other Mid-Penn representatives in Big 33 this year will be Shaquon Anderson-Butts (Harrisburg WR), Ronald Kent (Harrisburg DB) and James Lawson (Bishop McDevitt DB). State College coach Matt Lintel is also on the coaching staff.