video: Player of the year Tyler Palka wanted to be a QB because 'They get the ball all the time'
Saline High School quarterback Tyler Palka's father, Joe Palka, is a former college football player and has been a football coach for Tyler's entire life.
Tyler's grandfather played college football as well.
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With that in mind, it's no surprise why Palka originally gravitated toward the quarterback position.
"'They get the ball all the time, that's what I want to do,'" Palka recalls thinking when he first started playing the position.
He grew into quite the quarterback and this year led Saline to a 10-2 record and all the way to a Division I regional championship game and was the AnnArbor.com Player of the Year.