Senior running back Colin Luckenbill of Pine Grove rushed for 437 yards in a pair of wins, gaining 188 yards against Juniata on Monday and running for 249 yards and two TDs Friday at Williams Valley.

  • Grade: Senior
  • Age: 17
  • Residence: Pine Grove
  • Family: Parents, Bee Luckenbill and Jen Klinger; brother, Austin Luckenbill; sister, Hannah Luckenbill
  • Position(s) you play: Running back/strong safety
  • Other sports you play: None
  • Favorite NFL player: JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Favorite pro athlete: JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Favorite pro sports teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies
  • Favorite college team: Penn State
  • Favorite subject: Math
  • Favorite food: Cheeseburgers
  • Favorite movie: “Facing Giants”
  • Favorite TV show: “QB 1”
  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Favorite musical artist: Johnny Cash
  • Hobbies: Hang with friends, work

    Pine Grove’s Colin Luckenbill (36) stiff-arms Juniata’s Steven Ranck (84) during a game at Cardinal Stadium earlier this month.

Q: How exciting was the win over Williams Valley, coming down to the last play?

A: It was one of the most exciting games I have ever played in.

Q: How tough was it to play two games in five days?

A: It was physically brutal, but we stuck together as a family to get it done.

Q: You guys rushed for 432 yards against Williams Valley. What’s been the key to your team’s running game so far?

A: The key to our run game is our offensive linemen and (fullback) Brody Robinson making key blocks.

Q: You now have 1,015 yards rushing this season. How does it feel to break the 1,000-yard mark?

A: It feels great and has been one of my goals since the start of my career.

Q: Describe the excitement that is surrounding your team in the Pine Grove community and in your school?

A: The town is very supportive and excited, and the kids in school have also been very supportive at our games.

Q: What’s the biggest thing that Coach Gaffney has brought to your program?

A: FAMILY mentality

Q: Describe your relationship with Dalton Kintzel. You guys make a great pair in the backfield, a thunder-and-lightning-type attack.

A: We have grown up together and are like brothers on and off the field.

Q: What would it mean for your team to win a Tri-Valley League championship or make the District 11 playoffs?

A: It would mean a lot because a team at Pine Grove hasn’t done that in a while.

Q: What are your future plans after high school? Do you plan to play football at the college level?

A: My plans are to work at my grandfather’s junk yard, Naftzinger’s, right out of high school.