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Musser known for versatility

Name: Grant Musser

School: Juniata Valley

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Musser caught two touchdown passes, ran for one and threw another in Juniata Valley’s 31-21 victory over Purchase Line in the District 6 Class 1A semifinals.

Season update: Musser has caught a team-high 36 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also rushed for five touchdowns and threw for two more for the 10-2 Green Hornets.

Coach Bill Musser’s quote: “He showed his versatility, showed he can play multiple places and leadership skills. Once he got going, that got us moving forward.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Thomas

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Tommy Boy”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Danger” by Marshmello and Migos

Outside interests: Fishing, hunting and spending time with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: North Carolina

Pro athlete most admired: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Best athlete I ever competed against: Tussey Mountain’s Tyler Rhodes

Most influential person on my athletic career: Grandparents Frank and Elaine Musser and Clay and Judy Pheasant

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning District 6 championships in basketball and football last year.

How I got my start in football: “I grew up in a football house, and my mom and dad put a football in my hand at 2 or 3 years old.”

Future goal: To go to a four-year college, play football and earn my degree.

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