COLONIE – Scott Sicko is living the dream. And, no, that was no playing pro football.
Sicko was honored Saturday night for his superb football career. The National Football League part of it encompassed all of one preseason game, before then the 6-foot-4 tight end walked away from the sport that had brought him so many rewards.
“I had the experience of a lifetime playing in the NFL, but it was not my dream,” Sicko said before he and 19 others were inducted into the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame at Radisson Hotel Albany. “My dream was getting my masters in teaching [from Towson University] and getting married.”
Sicko did both of those those things after leaving football, which he played at Stillwater High School, LaSalle Institute, the University of New Hampshire and oh-so-briefly in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
“I got to experience that atmosphere,” Sicko said of his preseason NFL stay in 2010. “I had an opportunity. No regrets. That was not where my heart lies. My heart lies in teaching.”
Sicko is a history teacher at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. He resides in Baltimore with his wife, Dana. The couple recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.
“This was the right direction for him,” Dana Sicko said. “To see the impact he has on so many kids, it’s so amazing. The kids absolutely love him.
“They all call him Superman,” she added with a laugh. “He has the Superman look going on.”
Sicko created an internet stir when, after going unclaimed in the 2010 NFL Draft, he said he was going to walk away from football and continue his education despite free agent…
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