The 2006 Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in Delaware, he also was first-team allstate on offense and defense. During his senior season, Szczerba made 12 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns. He also recorded 50 tackles, with six sacks, and one interception. Rated the No. 12 prep tight end in the nation, Szczerba was a team captain, a first-team allconference honoree and played in the 2007 Blue-Gold game. He is one of three returnees from Delaware.