Name: Tyler Balega
Position: Running back/Safety
Background: Balega's coach compares him to Stanford star Christian McCaffery because of his versatility and explosiveness. Balega might be more valuable to his team, however, considering he's a standout on defense, as well. Balega plays running back, returns punts and kicks, starts at strong safety, and is even the long snapper. He missed two games with a groin injury but has still rushed for 557 yards and nine touchdowns. He ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns in last week's win against South Park. Balega stars for a Derry team that is off to one of the best starts in school history. The Trojans are 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Class 3A Interstate Conference.