TRIA Athlete of the Week Sept. 13 - Highland Park's Josh Aune

September 13, 2017 08:46 PM

Highland Park's Josh Aune is a throwback high school football player in a couple ways.  First, he plays both ways  - starring on both offense and defense.  He's also the first player in many years from a St. Paul city school to commit to play college ball for the Gophers.

Click the video box above to see this week's TRIA Prep Athlete of the Week segment as it aired on 5 Eyewitness News

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Aune, who lines up as a runner and receiver on offense and can play defensive back or linebacker on defense, had a state-line for the ages in Week 2 of the 2017 season.

Facing Fridley, Aune ran the ball 28 times for a staggering 334 yards and six touchdowns.

Apparently, running the ball nearly a quarter of a mile didn't tire Aune out.  As soon as he ran the ball into the end zone, he lined back up to play defense - where he recorded 12 tackles including a pair of sacks.

Aune is expected to play either linebacker or defensive back as a Gopher.

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