Name: James Oliver
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