Junior Donny Mallin has been used more as a blocking tight end at Gannon.
In a continuing series of Q&As with local players who are playing local college football, Duane Rankin caught up with Gannon junior tight end Donny Mallin to talk about a variety of topics.
A Cathedral Prep graduate, Mallin caught his first carer touchdown for Gannon two weeks ago against Shippensburg. He’s been playing behind senior Evan Twombly, but Mallin was listed as a starter with Twombly for last week’s 47-0 win against Millersville.
Saturday at noon, Mallin and the Knights (1-2) open PSAC West play against area rival Edinboro (3-0) at Gannon University Field. Gannon is 0-5 all-time against the Scots, who are ranked 19th in the AFCA NCAA Division II poll.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 250-pound Mallin was eager to talk about this upcoming game, but first, he and Rankin discussed what he’s learned from Twombly, an Baldwinsville, N.Y. native who has caught four career touchdowns for the Knights.
What it’s been like to learn from Twombly, but get a chance to play?” Evan is a great guy to play behind. He’s obviously a good player. Just watching him from my freshman year to now, it’s been easy to pick up things and putting it into the game hasn’t been that difficult of a transition because just watching him has made it a lot easier.”
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