Fuller Brushes Away Record


   On Sept. 17, 2011, vs. Chestnut Hill Academy, Roman Catholic WR William Fuller, a 6-1, 160-pound junior, broke the long-standing city record for receiving yards in a game. Fuller posted 276 (and two TDs) on 10 catches, bettering 252 by Cardinal O'Hara's Don Clune in 1969.

Clune went on to star at Penn, then play in the NFL.

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    On the game's very first play, Fuller ran a streak, gathered in the perfectly thrown ball from
classmate Michael Keir and sped to an 85-yard TD. His last catch, on a quick out that turned into
quite the adventure, covered 74 yards all the way to the 1. Yes, the 1. The clock showed 5:55 remaining
in the fourth quarter and sr. RB Marcus Kelly scored two plays later. In order, Fuller's catches netted
85, 9, 27, 3, 24, 18, 28, 1, 7 and 74 yards. Of course, there was a mix of plays from fades to streaks to
comebacks, etc. He soared. He stretched. He snatched. He everythinged. The 1-yarder was a left-corner
fade on the final play of the first half,
and it produced a touchdown.
   Also in this game, Keir broke Roman's school record for passing yards in a game, with 332; Jim
McGeehan had thrown for 288 in 1988. Keir went 15-for-19.
   The members of Roman's offense:
   QB: Michael Keir
   RB: Marcus Kelly
   FB: Brett Pellicciotti, Patrick McCourt
   TE: Jon Upchurch
   WR: William Fuller, Taishan Tucker, William Howell, Jake Illingworth
   T: Tyrone Brown, Steven Noel, Gaetano Podagrosi
   G: Collin Shields, Roberto Harris-Barron
   C: Michael Joyce


 Fuller makes THE catch and heads downfield . . .

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 In post-game onfield meeting, then with QB Michael Keir.