Where Henry Hynoski is from, his father is a legend.
The elder Hynoski dominated high school football in Mount Carmel, Pa., before having an illustrious career as a fullback at Temple. Garnering honorable mention All-American honors as a senior in 1974, Henry Sr. was drafted in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns.
Thirty-seven years later, his son will be starting against them.
“There’s a lot of family history there,” the Giants’ second-year fullback said, with the Browns coming to East Rutherford this Sunday. “It’s going to be an exciting week. I’m just so honored to have a father who played in the NFL, and just going against his team is a really big week for our family.”
Henry Sr. played alongside All-American and five-time Pro Bowler Greg Pruitt in Cleveland before a severe shoulder injury abruptly ended his career during his second training camp. When it was all said and done, Henry Sr. was inducted into the Temple Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The younger Hynoski may someday join him in the latter after playing college ball at Pittsburgh on top of a prolific career at Southern Columbia High School, where he finished sixth in Pennsylvania history with 7,165 career rushing yards and 113 touchdowns.
But, just like his father, there’s no boasting from Hynoski. Not even with a Super Bowl ring.
“My dad is a very modest guy,” Hynoski said about growing up with a father who played in the NFL. “He doesn’t like to brag or boast or anything…I had to kind of pull it out of him because I heard stories from everybody in my area about how great he was and how much of a legend he was in our area. So I kind of had to pull it out of him and we’d watch some tapes or something like that and he’d tell me some stories.”
Tags: Henry Hynoski
Posted in Daily Blitz | 1 Comment »