TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Tyrek Eltsosie, 17, a senior at Tuba City High School, is getting notice from state football organizations and was recently selected ‘Overall Player’ in a game Oct. 14 against Page High School.
Eltsosie, #34 on the Warrior football team and the son of Darcy Brown and Tyrick Eltsosie, had 20 solo tackles and one assist to lead the Warrior defense. He also forced one fumble, according to his coaching staff. High school football stats show he had 21 tackles
He was Top Performance in week eight of the Arizona High School football season and tagged in a recent sports article by sports reporter Gerry Valerio of MaxPreps Sports for high school sports.
According to Rick Benjamin, head football coach for Tuba City,
Tuba City head football coach Rick Benjamin said that Eltsosie is a unique individual with the uncanny ability to be around the football regardless of the lengths his opponents take to go in the opposite direction.
“He has a hard-nosed, aggressive, tenacious attitude when it comes to finding the football,” Bejamin said. “Tyrek does take the time, however, to study his opponents and uses that information in his game planning. Even with his natural talent for football, Tyrek is extremely teachable, willing to learn and he could easily become the Best Linebacker for this region. I’ve very proud of his work and his natural talent.”
Eltsosie’s high school football stats so far this year are: 135 tackles, 19 assists, 154 total tackles, 14 tackles per average game, one interception, four caused fumbles and seven recovered fumbles.
Eltsosie is also ranked ‘number one’ linebacker for local high school football.