Name: Steve Franco
Athlete of the week achievement: Franco threw for five touchdowns, while only completing eight passes Friday night in Tyrone's win over Juniata, 56-22. He ended the night with 175 yards passing and had one rush for 25 yards.
Season update: Franco has 87 completions on 129 attempts. He has 17 touchdowns and four interceptions, and the Golden Eagles are 10-0 and the top seed in the Class AA playoffs.
Coach John Franco's quote: "He works very hard, and he would be the first to tell you that an award he gets would be directly because of his team. He made a lot of nice plays Friday night by putting the ball where it needed to be. He was very accurate. He operates within the context of the team."
Favorite teachers: Mr. Rutter and Mr. Owens
Favorite subject: History
Favorite movie: "The Hangover"
Favorite food: Chicken Teriyaki from Sun Japan
Favorite song: "What's wrong with them" by Lil Wayne
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and playing other sports.
Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite college team: Notre Dame
Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant
Best athlete I ever played with: Tyrone graduate Eric Desch
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central's Lucas Runk
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, John
Proudest athletic achievement: Becoming the starting quarterback at Tyrone
How I got my start in football: I was always playing backyard sports.
Future goal: To go on and play football at the Division I level.