Name: Christian Getz
Athlete of the week achievement: Getz carried the ball 33 times for 147 yards in helping the Golden Eagles to a fourth-quarter, come-from-behind 17-7 victory over Central in the District 5-6 Class AA semifinals.
Season update: Getz has carried 230 times this year for 1,372 yards. He is averaging 6 yards a carry and has 23 total touchdowns. Tyrone is 12-0 and plays Forest Hills in the District 5-6 Class AA Championship Friday.
Coach John Franco's quote: "He has the whole package. He is a great running back as well as a good pass receiver and outstanding blocker. He plays about 50 pounds bigger than what he is."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Binus and Mr. Rutter
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: "Tears of the Sun"
Favorite type of food: Chinese
Favorite song: "The Thrill" by Wiz Khalifa
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and playing Xbox
Favorite professional team: New England Patriots
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Adrian Peterson
Best athlete I ever played with: Tyrone grads Shane Walker and Eric Desch
Best athlete I ever competed against: Central's Lucas Runk
Most influential people on my athletic career: My parents, Tom and Krista, and grandparents, Richard, Maureen and Patty
Proudest athletic achievement: Rushing for 1,000 yards
How I got my start in football: Throwing the ball around with my dad and then playing pee wee.
Future goal: Play football in college and win the district championship.