Zinobile does it all for JV

Name: Quinn Zinobile

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Zinobile rushed for 159 yards and three scores, threw for 52 yards and knocked down Southern Huntingdon’s final pass of the game to help Valley defeat the previously unbeaten Rockets, 35-27.

Season update: Zinobile has rushed for 429 yards and seven touchdowns while throwing for 507 yards and three touchdowns.

Coach Bill Musser’s quote: “Quinn is a max-effort athlete. We can always count on him working hard and leading by example. Probably the best part of Quinn is he’s just an outstanding young man off the field as well. We, as coaches, are proud to have him on our team.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Hurley

Favorite movie: “42”

Favorite food: Chicken parmesan

Favorite song: “Five More Minutes” by Scotty McCreery

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Maryland

Pro athlete most admired: James Conner

Best athlete I have ever competed against: Mount Union’s Daunte Martin

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Dave Brisbin

Proudest athletic achievement: Beating Northern Cambria last year in districts.

How I got my start in football: “Ever since I was a kid, my dad always taught me to have a football in my hand.”

Future goal: Get a degree in ecology and environmental biology