– Patrick Mark Kinzle Risha loved football. He considered football a test of courage and a rite of passage for a young man growing up in Steeler Country’s football rich Mon Valley. Patrick became a record-setting star for the Elizabeth Forward Warriors. He played strong safety for the defense. On offense he was a running back and rushed for nearly 4,000 yards, garnering school records for most career yards, touchdowns and attempts, for most season yards, touchdowns and attempts, and for most game yards. He was selected among the 1998 and 1999 Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, was an athlete of the week for both WTAE and Fox, and won many other athletic honors. Patrick’s coach nicknamed him “The Horse” and he became known for never letting the first hit take him down. One headline read “Warriors

Source: My fallen star | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette