Name: Tyler Mertiff
High school: Tyrone, class of 2003
I usually attend games with: My girlfriend, Kylee McDougal, and some of my friends.
My favorite sport: Football
My all-time favorite local player to watch while growing up: Matt Mertiff
My all-time favorite local coach: John Franco
My favorite high school team: Tyrone
My favorite college team: Notre Dame
My favorite pro team: Dallas Cowboys
The most famous sports person I have ever met: Oscar Robertson
My most prized sports photograph/memorabilia: I have ticket stubs from the first tickets ever given out to the College Football Hall of Fame at Notre Dame. I won them in a raffle.
My sports claim to fame: I was a freshman on the 1999 state championship football team at Tyrone
If I were the czar of local sports, the one thing I would change would be: Parents cannot coach their kids in local sports. I think it would be better to let an outsider with a different point of view coach them.
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