Walters gets in end zone a lot

Name: Brady Walters

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Walters ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 99 yards in leading the Golden Tigers to a 31-0 victory over Wallenpaupack in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A tournament.

Season update: Walters has thrown for 1,679 yards and 18 touchdowns and run for 1,032 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground this season. He also went over 5,000 all-purpose yards for his career on Saturday.

Coach Homer DeLattre’s quote: “He’s really our go-to guy and allows us to be very versatile both running and passing. He’s what our offense is built around. It says a lot, with the rich history of our program, that he’s the top yards-from-scrimmage man in our program.”

Favorite teacher: Jay Baker, Dean Adams

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite movie: “Tommy Boy”

Favorite food: Burritos

Favorite song: “Advertencia” by Yeison VF

Outside interests: Hunting, working with younger players

Favorite professional team: No preference

Favorite college team: No preference

Pro athlete most admired: Tom Brady

Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Keaton Ellis

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Ron)

Proudest athletic achievement: Being in the PIAA final eight for two years in a row

How I got my start in football: My dad (Ron) got me into it.

Future goal: Go to college

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