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One of tearn's biggest boosters Of fens/ve tackle Feehery O'Hqra's publicity agent r fyKtm. nminrv * , . . . ByGENEGOMOLKA Dally Times Staff Writer ·' '· '- \ MARPLE- You don't expect expect to meet a publicity agent who is 6-2'/2, and weighs 215 pounds. The stereotype publicity agent doesn't have muscle. He's usually a skinny guy with slickback hair and large; horn- rim glasses. Something like Woody Allen. Meet Cardinal O^Hara High's Gerry Feehery who has both brawn and brains arid is, .perhaps, one of the Lions'lbest publicity agents. On and'i off the field, in and out or, the . football season, Feehery is ,one of O'Hara's biggest boosters. ; Ta"ke two summers ago, 'for example, when Feehery was plying his summer job as \ a caddy at Rolling Green Golf Course. Feehery had just, finished his sophomore year at O'Hara and was anxiously awaiting the. opening of the 1976 season. Shark McGuinn, the Malvern football coach, is one of the Rolling Green golfers. And, it was,, by chance, that Feehery was assigned to carry McGuinn's 'bag for an 18-hofe round of golf. While walking down one of the fairways, · McGuinn and Feehery engaged in conversation. conversation. Football was the subject, of course. "He said that O'Hara talks a good game but doesn't show it," Feehery said, recalling that summer of a year ago. "I told him we'd see how good his team was when we played.'' The scene advances a couple of months to Sept., 1976. Feehery is a junior center on O'Hara's team. · And, as Feehery predicted, O'Hara won (28-8). "The next time I saw coach McGuinn on the golf course, he wasn't as cocky," Feehery said. "Then, when we beat Malvern last week (24-14) he came over to me after the game and said we deserved to win." Feehery, a senior who could probably play anywhere on either the offensive or defensive defensive line, has been switched to offensive right tackle by O'Hara's head coach Bob Ewing and could be one of the best linemen in Delaware County today. "They're all after him," Ewing said about the college scouts who get bulging, cash- register eyes whenever they see films of Feehery in action. Notre Dame scout Tom Kelly, who signed O'Hara's Dan Haggerty to a four-year, all-expenses paid ticket last year, is very interested. So is Penn State's Dick Anderson. Feehery has helped lead the Lions to a 2-0 record in preseason. preseason. He earned a grade of 96 against Cardinal Dougherty and 94 vs. Malvern. "Those grades are unreal," Ewing said. "There aren't very many linemen who are as consistent as Gerry has been." Feehery may be the exception exception to the rule that offensive linemen are usually anonymous, their work seldom noticed and, therefore, not appreciated. According to Ewing, you can't help notice Continued on Page 20 GERRY FEEHERY

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 23 Sep 1977, Fri,
  3. Page 31

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