Claar is huge for Bearcats

Name: Devon Claar

School: Huntingdon

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Claar rushed for 151 yards on 10 carries, caught one pass for 47 yards and scored four touchdowns in leading Huntingdon to a 34-28 win over Penns Valley.

Season update: Claar has rushed for 427 yards on 39 carries with four touchdowns, while he has caught five passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns. He also has kicked five PATs and added two two-point rushes.

Coach Mike Hudy’s quote: He is very versatile. He has power, he has speed and great hands. In our scheme of things, he is in the right spot for all that to occur. He’s a leader, but a quiet leader. He is kind of in-between. He leads by example so to speak.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Rakar

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Just Go With It”

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite song: “Southern Girl” by Tim McGraw

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Hines Ward

Best athlete I ever played with: John O’Korn

Best athlete I ever competed against: Christian Lezzer

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Monty

Proudest athletic achievement: My ninth grade basketball team went 16-4.

How I got my start in football: I signed up for tackle football in third grade.

Future goal: Go to college and major in athletic training and work for a professional sports team.