Name: Luke Rhodes
Athlete of the week achievement: Rhodes scored three touchdowns and totaled 300 yards of offense for the Golden Tigers in their win over Laurel Highlands. He ran for 240 yards on 30 carries and had a reception for 60 yards.
Season update: Rhodes has rushed for 580 yards and five touchdowns for the 5-3 Golden Tiges, who will face Derry at home for a playoff spot in the WPIAL playoffs on Friday.
Coach John Barton's quote: "Luke is a very special player. He raises the level of the team and definitely tilts the field in our favor."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Bufalini
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: "Inception"
Favorite food: Buffalo wing dip
Favorite song: "Your Never Over" by Eminem
Outside interests: Playing basketball, skiing and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Cleveland Browns
Favorite college team: William & Mary
Pro athlete most admired: Ray Lewis
Best athlete I ever played with: Hollidaysburg graduate Justin Gildea
Best athlete I ever competed against: State College graduate Alex Kenney
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Doug
Proudest athletic achievement: Being named second-team all-state at linebacker by the Associated Press
How I got my start in football: Started playing in fourth grade at Hollidaysburg Catholic
Future goal: To attend William & Mary and major in biology