Walters gets in end zone a lot
Name: Brady Walters
School: Hollidaysburg Area
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