Mike Guman

Mike Guman was a three sport standout at Bethlehem Catholic High School from 1972 to 1976.  He excelled in football, basketball and baseball.  He was recognized as an all State performer in football on both offense and defense along with being named to the Parade All American team in 1976.  During his years playing basketball he was named 1st team all East Penn league in his junior in senior season and league Most Valuable Player in 1976.  He was one of only three players to lead the league in scoring in back to back seasons averaging 20.1 points per game as a junior and 24.6 points per game as a senior.  He holds the single game scoring record at Bethlehem catholic, scoring 50 points against Emmaus on February 13, 1976.  He finished his career with 1,372 points.  Mike was also one of the top baseball players in the state and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round of the 1976 draft.

He went onto attend Pen State University and was a key member of the Nittany Lions football program on both offense and defense for four years.  His team played for the national Championship in the 1979 Sugar Bowl against Alabama.  Despite the loss the game is recognized by ESPN as one of the top college football games of all time.  His teams ended up finishing in the top 5 in the country in both the 1978 and 1979 seasons.  He also was starting pitcher for the baseball program for three years and was selected as one the three pitchers on the All East squad in 1980.

Mike was selected in the 6th round of the 1980 NFL draft by the Los Angeles rams and went on to enjoy a 9 year career in the league all with the Ram and retiring in 1989. He is married to his wife Karen for 32 years and they have five children, Andrew, Emily, Joan, Rebecca and Abbey.

4 year varsity letter winner

  • Honorable mention All East Penn 12974
  • 1st Team All East Penn 1975
  • 1st Team All East Penn 1976
  • League Most Valuable Player 1976
  • Back to back league scoring champion in 1975, 20.1 points per game and 24.6 points per game in 1976
  • Single game scoring record for Bethlehem Catholic on February 13, 1976

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