James Oliver

Name: James Oliver

School: Tyrone

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver rushed for 172 yards on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Golden Eagles’ 28-6 victory over Huntingdon.

Season update: Oliver has 340 yards rushing on 46 carries with six rushing scores. He has also caught four passes for 93 yards and a TD for the 2-1 Eagles.

Coach Steve Guthoff’s quote: “We know that it is really important to get him the touches. Everything stems around our running game, and he’s such an important part of our offense.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Gruber

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite movie: “21 Jump Street”

Favorite food: KFC

Favorite song: “Ain’t Worried About Nothin”’ by French Montana

Outside interests: Playing basketball and hanging out with friends, my little sisters and little brother

Favorite professional team: Houston Texans

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Barry Sanders

Best athlete I ever played with: Erik Wagner and Jared Muir

Best athlete I ever competed against: Clearfield’s Christian Lezzer

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Jamie and Kim), Charles Wilson-Adams, Shaquille Williams and Coach Guthoff

Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking Jesse Jones’ single-game school rushing record.

How I got my start in football: I was in Pee Wee football

Future goal: To get an athletic and academic scholarship