Name: Austin Cunningham
Athlete of the week achievement: Cunningham scored the first touchdown of the game, rushed for 70 yards, caught two passes for 23 yards and was 6-for-8 with 128 yards passing in Central’s 25-12 victory over Tyrone.
Season update: Cunningham’s touchdown was his fifth of the season. He has one passing, three rushing and one receiving. He’s also compiled 175 yards rushing, 162 yards passing and 37 yards receiving in Central’s two wins this year.
Coach Dave Baker’s quote: “As always, he did a variety of good things. He ran the ball and threw the ball reasonably well. He led, played good defense and played the great game that he always plays. He’s really just a great all-around player.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Logan
Favorite subject: Psychology
Favorite movie: “The Program”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: “Berzerk” by Eminem
Outside interests: Baseball, basketball and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Miami Heat
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James
Best athlete I ever played with: Lucas Runk
Best athlete I ever competed against: Clearfield’s Christian Lezzer
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Dave and Bobbi, and coaches
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship in baseball.
How I got my start in football: Flag football in third and fourth grade
Future goal: Go to college for physical therapy and playing football.