Oct 13, 2021Liked by Tyler Dunne

This was great, Tyler. I was a local sportswriter who covered Firkser's high school career at Manalapan, where he was a WR before moving to TE at Harvard. Great kid, always played his best in their biggest games. That also was a golden age of Jersey Shore tight ends as Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki was playing at Southern Regional around the same time. Also Tim Fleming, the coach he worked with at Manalapan, has a fun story in that he was a Hollywood stunt man doing movies with Tom Cruise after he was done at Nevada.

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Wow! Love that nugget on Fleming. Crazy stuff. And that's really cool that you covered him. Feel free to share any more stories here. Sounds like he was one hell of a hooper, too.

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