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Football: Snapper Sequel
DePalma follows in footsteps of former Pinecrest teammate
Pinecrest Academy standout John DePalma, seated, center, is competing for the starting long snapper job at West Virginia this season. - photo by Jared Putnam
John DePalma thought he had donned football pads for the last time after his sophomore season at Pinecrest Academy. Basketball was the 6-foot-6 power forward’s first love, and he stayed away from the gridiron his junior season to hone his skills on the court.