Lineman Challenge returning to Norwin
By: Bill Beckner Jr.
Monday, May 13, 2019 | 2:09 PM
Norwin routinely has drawn dozens of players to its “Norwin Football Lineman Challenge,” which is why the event will return for a fifth year.
The challenge is set for 1 p.m. May 19 at Norwin Knights Stadium.
Norwin coach Dave Brozeski said 11 teams are signed up to attend — about 130 linemen in all, who will compete in various drills. Pittsburgh Steelers center B.J. Finney has helped instruct at the event, as has former Steelers and current Cleveland Browns lineman Chris Hubbard.
“There are lots of 7-on-7 events over the summer and this is good to focus on the linemen,” Brozeski said.
And where there are linemen, there has to be beef — err, pork?
The hogs need to he fed.
“Finishing with a pig roast always is a big hit with the players,” Brozeski said. “The best part of the event is having a special event for linemen only.”
The ultimate prize after a long day of blocking, pulling and jamming isn’t the pig, however. It’s the title of Lineman Challenge Champion.
COMING SOON … Norwin Football #LinemanChallenge! "Bigs" from area HS football teams learn skill-enhancing drills from guest professional and college players, then compete for the title of 2019 Lineman Challenge Champion 🏆, followed by a 🐷roast. Hosted by @NKnightsFBall. pic.twitter.com/XflMRIqNj5
— Norwin Football Network (@NorwinFBallNtwk) May 9, 2019
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .