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GIBRALTAR — Nichols College 31, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 19.
It was a college football score from last weekend that few local fans cared about. Tyler Novak cared.
If things go according to plan, he could be a student at MIT next year. And he could be a member of the football team.
Novak is a senior at Gibraltar Carlson and the epitome of a student-athlete. He is the best offensive lineman on the team, has a 4.1 grade-point average and got a 33 on his ACT test. A perfect score is 36.
“He’s everything that’s good about high school football,’’ said Carlson coach Kent Sikora. “He’s coachable and does everything you ask. He’s been the ramrod of our offensive line the last two years. He’s quiet but respected by every kid on the team.’’
Carlson assistant coach Eric Stiegel, who works with the offensive linemen, took Novak’s praise to another level.
“The teachers love him and the kids love him. He’s the most respected player on the team, if not in the school,’’ Stiegel said. “When Tyler says something, the coaches and the players are going to listen.’’
It’s not unusual for a quarterback to get on the phone and talk to a coach in the press box during a game. It is unusual for a lineman to trade knowledge with a coach. “I’m in the press box and I’ll talk to him on the phone,’’ Stiegel said. “He has a very mathematical mind. That’s how he looks at everything.’’
He talks with Stiegel in the press box, discussing what the defensive linemen are doing, where they are stunting and what the linebackers are doing.
Novak is the son of Rick and Tonya Novak of Gibraltar. He has visited MIT, which is located in Cambridge, Ma.
“It’s right across the river from Boston and has a beautiful campus,’’ Novak said.
He has received a letter from Harvard and also has drawn interest from Brown University and Pennsylvania.
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