Michael Vigilante - Tackle #58 - Class of 2008


What was the biggest win you were involved in?

2007 come from behind playoff win against Souderton.


Where are you living now and what are you doing?

Living in the Boston area with my wife and son, while working in the life sciences sector.


What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Working hard to earn a starter position senior year and contributing to a successful 8-3 season.


What is one thing Downingtown Football taught you that you carry with you today?

Anything is possible when working hard day in, day out with committed teammates and coaches.


What is the funniest thing you can remember as a player?

Blasting "Livin’ on a Prayer" at Albright camp with entire team singing and dancing in dorm room.


Favorite Class and/or teacher?

Calculus with Stackhouse.

How did your involvement in athletics aid in the path that you chose?

I regard team athletics as the perfect complement to classroom academics. Downingtown football taught me perseverance, team work, and the value of hard work - all essential qualities for future success.


What saying or phrase do you still hear in your head?

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."


What was your favorite non-athletic activity at Downingtown?

I was fortunate to play the viola in the DEHS orchestra.


Last time you were at a game?

A few years ago against Malvern.


I wish I knew this when I played…

Never again will you be in an environment with people so vested in your success.


What would you like to share to the current and future Downingtown Football Players?

Enjoy the ride! GO EAST!

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