Carmen “Homer” Lopresto

About This Inductee

While playing running back at Pittston High School, Carmen earned Wyoming Valley Conference All-Scholastic honors in 1975 &1976. He was All-State honorable mention in 1976 and played on the 1977 UNICO All-Star team. He was Pittston’s second all-time leading rusher with 2,663 yards (341 carries for 7.8 yards per carry), behind Jimmy Cefalo. Carmen rushed for over 1,000 yards in both his junior and senior years. He had the longest run from scrimmage (88 yards) and most rushes in one game (31) in 1976. He was also an All-Scholastic member of Pittston’s baseball team and helped them to the 1975 Wyoming Valley League championship. He was member of the Greater Pittston American Legion Baseball League champions and District 12 champions in 1976. Carmen went on to play football at Wilkes College and was named to the All Mid-Atlantic Conference first team in 1978 &1979 and earned honorable mention in 1980. He was named to the All Eastern College Atlantic Conference Football All-Star Team and was named Player of the week on several occasions. He was the team’s most valuable offensive player for three years and co-captain his senior year. He finished his career with 2,195 yards on 529 carries for 4.1 yards per carry. He broke the single game rushing record with 210 yards and held two other records for most touchdowns (4) in one game and most points in a game (24). Carmen is the son of the late George and Grace (Falzone) Lopresto. He and his wife Louise Baccarani Lopresto reside in Duryea and have a 3 ½ year old daughter Laruen Grace. Carmen is currently employed as a supervisor for the Luzerne County Adult Probation/Parle Office.