Summer work pays off for Hite

Name: Nick Hite

School: Penn Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Hite rushed for 124 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries in a 28-0 win over Westmont Hilltop. He also forced and recovered a fumble and also intercepted a pass in the second half.

Season update: Hite has gained 327 yards rushing on 44 carries with seven touchdowns. He also leads the team with six receptions for 104 yards and a score.

Coach Jason Grassi’s quote: “Nick has worked so hard this offseason to make himself the best overall player he can be. We are seeing the results of that hard work in all three phases of the game.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Tomaselli

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “National Treasure”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite music: Country

Outside interests: Hunting, helping on the farm

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Franco Harris

Best athlete I ever competed with: Austin Zupon

Best athlete I ever competed against: Jake Wyland

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Kelly and Gena)

Proudest athletic achievement: District 6 Class AA champ in the 400-meter relay

How I got my start in football: “Back in fifth grade, I went out for it.”

Future goal: Be successful at college and get a good job