If there is one player on the Gloucester football team that epitomizes the team’s attitude and personality on the field, that player is Mark Horgan.
The senior captain may not be the biggest (generously listed at 5’8” 170 pounds on the team’s roster) or strongest player on the field, but it’s the the areas that aren’t measurable where he stands tall.
To put it simply Horgan is a grinder and a go getter. Whatever role he’s called upon to play, whatever position on the field he’s put at and whatever the task at hand the senior captain is going to get after it.
“Mark is a kid that shows up everyday, does everything you want and gives you everything you ask of him,” Gloucester head coach Tony Zerilli said. “He’s tough as nails, he’s a hard worker and he will grind out that tough yard every chance he gets. He’s everything we look for in a Gloucester football player.”
Horgan has been asked to do a lot of the Fishermen this fall, and he has responded by producing at a wide variety of positions.
The senior captain has spent most of his time on the offensive end as the team’s wing back, but he has also seen time at fullback and running back. On the defensive end Horgan has played outside linebacker, cornerback and safety.
“The next spot we have to put him is on the offensive line,” Zerilli joked.
But that idea sits fine with Horgan, he simply wants to play where the team needs him most.
“I’ll play wherever they need me, if they need me to play guard I’ll do that too,” Horgan said. “It doesn’t matter to me what position I play, I’ll play wherever gives us the best chance to win.”