The Shore Sports Network football staff of Kevin Williams, Matt Harmon, Ed Sarluca, and Bob Badders are back with their 2017 weekly picks in Shore Conference football action.

Atlantic Picks of the week

We will also have a guest picker each week. This week's guest picker is three-time Super Bowl champion Dan Klecko, who starred at Marlboro High School and Temple University.

A 1999 graduate of Marlboro High School, Klecko was a standout defensive lineman for the Mustangs and earned a scholarship to Temple University. Klecko was a four-year letterman for the Owls and started 36 of 40 games. He finished his career with 206 tackles (142 solo), 66 tackles for loss, 26 sacks and 70 quarterback pressures. He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and was a unanimous All-Big East selection as a junior.

Klecko was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft and played three seasons with the Patriots. Klecko was moved to linebacker and later to fullback where he carved out a niche on a pair of Super Bowl championship teams in 2004 and 2005.

Photo provided by Dan Klecko.
Photo provided by Dan Klecko.

Klecko was released by the Patriots after the 2006 preseason and signed with the Indianapolis Colts shortly after. Klecko helped the Peyton Manning-led Colts finally break through and win the Super Bowl, as they defeated the Chicago Bears, 29-17, in Super Bowl 39. Klecko made one of the biggest plays of the season when he caught a touchdown pass to tie the game in the third quarter of the 2006 AFC Championship game vs. the Patriots.

Klecko played one more season with the Colts in 2007 before spending one season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. He was briefly with the Atlanta Falcons in 2010.

Klecko is undoubtedly from a football family. His father, Joe, is an all-time New York Jets great who was a member of the famed "New York Sack Exchange". Dan's younger brother, Josh, was a standout defensive lineman at Red Bank Catholic who graduated in 2013.

The records of our 2017 guest pickers are as follows:

Week 6: Vinnie Santaniello: 18-5

Week 5 - Bob Fiocco: 21-1

Week 4 - P.J. Gibbs: 15-8

Week 3 - Scott Goodale: 15-7

Week 2 - Keith Elias: 12-10

Week 1 - Scott Stump: 16-6

Thank you to our sponsor for the 2017 football picks, Atlantic Physical Therapy Center.

Kevin WilliamsBob BaddersEd SarlucaMatt HarmonDan Klecko
Freehold Township at HowellHowellHowellHowellHowellHowell
Manalapan at NeptuneManalapanManalapanManalapanManalapanManalapan
St. John Vianney at Red Bank CatholicRBCRBCRBCRBCSJV
Red Bank at Rumson-Fair HavenRumsonRumsonRumsonRumsonRumson
Toms River East at Jackson MemorialJacksonJacksonJacksonJacksonJackson
Ocean at Long BranchLong BranchLong BranchLong BranchLong BranchLong Branch
Shore at Point BeachPoint BeachShoreShoreShoreShore
Lacey at Donovan CatholicLaceyLaceyLaceyLaceyLacey
Point Boro at Jackson LibertyPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint BoroPoint Boro
Manchester at PinelandsPinelandsManchesterManchesterManchesterManchester
Matawan at WallWallWallWallWallWall
Middletown South at Toms River NorthMiddletown SouthMiddletown SouthToms River NorthMiddletown SouthMiddletown South
Colts Neck at CentralCentralCentralCentralCentral Central
Lakewood at BrickBrickLakewoodBrickBrickBrick
Dunellen at Asbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury ParkAsbury Park
Mater Dei Prep at LinclonMater DeiMater DeiMater DeiMater DeiMater Dei
Marlboro at FreeholdFreeholdFreeholdFreeholdFreeholdMarlboro
Brick Memorial at SouthernBrick MemorialBrick MemorialBrick MemorialBrick MemorialBrick Memorial
Middletown North at ManasquanManasquanManasquanMiddletown NorthMiddletown NorthManasquan
Metuchen at KeyportKeyportKeyportKeyportKeyportKeyport
South River at KeansburgSouth RiverSouth RiverSouth RiverSouth RiverKeansburg
Last Week16-717-616-718-518-5 (Vinnie Santaniello)

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