All-purpose player also a team leader for CCA football

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Micah Lutz has been getting it done on both sides of the ball for Colleyville Covenant all season long, and with strong leadership skills and ability at both running back and receiver offensively, coach Barry Morgan said Lutz is important to the team’s success.

Lutz plays running back/receiver and linebacker for the Cougars this season, and as one of the few seniors on the squad, he understands what it takes to get to the postseason and have a good run.

“He's an enthusiastic young man, and he's got great talent,” Morgan said. “We were talking today as a staff, and one of our coaches said that he has the best balance of just about any player he'd ever seen. The coach that said that played for TCU and a little bit in the pros. He's got great balance.

“He's got great quickness and acceleration. He understands what we are doing offensively, so he knows how to adapt and adjust and he helps his teammates.”

Lutz said he has come to embrace his role as a team leader and said that feels it is important for him to do whatever it takes to help his team win.

“I try to bring leadership and a love for playing the game, because it is honestly what I love,” Lutz said. “I try to share that same feeling with my teammates. I also want us to remember to keep it in perspective with our faith and school, and just remember why we are playing the game.”

Lutz said he plans to attend Texas A&M, Stanford or Alabama, and said he is not sure whether or not he will continue to play football at the next level.

The Covenant senior said there is something about him that some people probably don't know.

“I love sports and all that, but I am kind of a so-called geek off the field,” Lutz said. “I love to sing and I'm in all the plays. I am The Beast in 'Beauty and the Beast' this year. I have an artistic side, and my mom raised me well in that respect.”

To make the playoffs and have a good run, Lutz said it will take a couple of things for Covenant.

“I already feel that we have worked harder this year than any other year, and that is going to have to continue,” Lutz said. “We can't lose focus, because we have to play as a team every single game. We're going to make mistakes, but our younger guys have to learn quick and rebound from their mistakes.”

Morgan said Lutz' impact on the team and the intangibles he brings are difficult to number, but said he has come to rely on the senior.

“It's hard to put a determination on what he brings, but he's our best leader,” Morgan said. “He's our spiritual guide. He's the most vocal leader on the team – he's just very valuable.”

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