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  Henry Hynoski
Henry Hynoski

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Elysburg, Pa.

High School:
Southern Columbia Area

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260

Position:
FB

2010 Scouting Report: Whether it is carrying the ball, catching the ball or making a bruising block, Hynoski is a multifaceted and valuable contributor to Pitt's offense...described as a "throwback" by running backs coach David Walker, Hynoski embodies all the classic fullback traits - but with an athletic twist..."Henry is a dangerous player with the ball in his hands," Walker says. "He is so much more than a blocking back."...also a classroom standout who has twice been named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2009: Played in 13 games, starting seven...compiled 107 yards on 24 carries (4.5 avg.) with one TD...also had 15 receptions for 109 yards (7.3 avg.)...posted career rushing and receiving highs at Rutgers (29 yards on five carries; 36 yards on four catches).

2008: Lettered in his first active season, primarily as a special teams contributor...played in five games...had one carry for three yards at Navy.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Prolific runner who finished sixth in Pennsylvania history with 7,165 career rushing yards...also scored an astonishing 113 touchdowns during his high school career at perennial power Southern Columbia Area...named The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year as a senior after rushing for 2,407 yards and 42 touchdowns on 206 carries, an average of 11.7 yards per attempt...compiled his impressive rushing totals despite not playing a full game during his senior season as he led Southern Columbia to a 16-0 mark with an average victory margin of 39 points per contest...Southern Columbia won the PIAA Class A championship for a state-record fifth consecutive year...in the state title game against West Middlesex, Hynoski rushed for 126 yards, added 109 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns in a 56-14 victory...in 20 career playoff games (all victories), Hynoski rushed for 3,234 yards and 41 touchdowns on 320 attempts (10.1 avg.)...set a PIAA state playoff record with 409 yards rushing and six touchdowns vs. Pius X in a state quarterfinal game his sophomore season...as a four-year starter, led Southern Columbia to a 58-3 mark (.951)...was named first team Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A All-State as a senior and junior...named second team all-state as a sophomore...two-time Central Susquehanna Conference Offensive Back of the Year...rated the nation's No. 4 fullback prospect by Scout.com and No. 7 by Rivals.com...Keystone Recruiting Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year...rated Pennsylvania's No. 20 prospect by Scout.com, No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 23 by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-East Region...Scout All-East Region...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...played under Coach Jim Roth...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a letterman in baseball, basketball and track...all-conference honoree in baseball...Distinguished Honor Student...National Honor Society...National Honor Society for High School Scholars...Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist...United States Achievement Academy.

Personal: Henry P. Hynoski, born 12/30/88, is the son of Henry and Kathy Hynoski Sr....has one sister...father was a star fullback at Temple (1972-74) and spent the 1975 season with the Cleveland Browns...sister (Mary Frances Hynoski) played basketball at Lehigh University (2001-2005)...uncle (Chester Hynoski) played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s...additionally two cousins played college football, including Fred Hynoski (Cincinnati, 1960-62) and Walter Hynoski (Penn, 1952-54)...business-marketing major.