April 23, 2012
Marple Newtown alum Pete Massaro and the Penn State Nittany Lions completed their annual spring practice with the Blue & White game on Saturday.
What they’re saying about MN’s Pete Massaro:
Massaro Impresses (from Joe Juliano, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22)
Defensive end Pete Massaro, who starred at Marple Newtown High, also saw limited action, but new defensive coordinator Ted Roof has been impressed with the 6-foot-4, 263 pound senior.
“Pete is a great, great, great worker and a great leader,” Roof said. “After a couple of snaps, there’s no secret why he is what he is. He’s a tremendous worker and I couldn’t be more pleased with him. I’m just looking forward to him to continue to get better until he’s 100 percent and we start the season.”
Massaro suffered a torn ACL during 2011 spring practice and coaches were a little cautious with him this year.
DE Pete Massaro on transitioning to new DC Ted Roof’s system:
“I always say that it’s like learning a new language. There’s no one, universal football language, so some of the techniques might be exactly the same but they’re called something else in the new scheme. It’s just a matter of taking the mental repetitions and kind of getting to know the new system as well as you can.”