Name: Damon Braniff
Athlete of the week achievement: Braniff rushed for a school-record 303 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Vikings' 37-6 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel.
Season update: Braniff has rushed for 637 yards on 89 carries and has scored seven touchdowns. He also has caught four passes for 47 yards for the 3-2 Vikings.
Coach Matt Irvine's quote: "I think he's a big piece of the offense we need if we want to play like we did Friday and have success. That's the Damon we've expected and have been waiting to see all year. If he keeps that up, we should be alright the rest of the way."
Favorite teacher: Coach Kutz
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Friday Night Lights"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: Anything by Slipknot
Outside interests: Basketball, hanging with friends, playing Xbox
Favorite professional team: Denver Broncos
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Terrell Davis
Best athlete I ever played with: Doug Twigg
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis' Casey Gray
Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom and dad
Proudest athletic achievement: Being the fourth player all-time to rush for 1,000 yards at Glendale
How I got my start in football: My dad created the Glendale youth organization when I was in fifth or sixth grade
Future goal: To go to college and get a physical education or athletic training degree