18-year-old Hunter Smith is a senior at Central High School and excels in football. Recently, he led his team to a double-overtime win over Clearfield in the PIAA Class 3A playoffs with an impressive performance. Smith rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns, caught three passes for 27 yards, and scored a touchdown. He also contributed by leading the team with 11 tackles, punting twice, and converting five extra-point kicks.
Smith has had an outstanding season so far, rushing for 977 yards and 23 touchdowns while making 100 tackles for the undefeated Dragons (12-0). His coach, Dave Baker, praised his performance by stating that he did everything right at the crucial moments. In addition to football, Smith enjoys statistics as a subject in school and is passionate about playing sports and lifting weights in his free time.
Off the field, Smith’s favorite teacher is Mr. Logan, and his favorite movie is “The Wolf of Wall Street.” He loves chicken and rice as his go-to meal and hopes to attend college one day to earn a degree. Smith has been inspired by pro athlete Neil Walker and credits his family as being the most influential people in his athletic career. His proudest achievement was winning a state baseball championship earlier this year.