A North Albury youngster, who's played only eight games, has attracted the attention of AFL scouts.
Tylar Young only returned to the sport in round four - and with no pre-season - after a stress fracture in his back and other niggling injuries forced him to quit at 16.
"He's already gained interest from higher leagues, I've had two AFL clubs contact me that I've got connections with about Tylar and there's a fair few VFL clubs," North coach Isaac Muller said.
"I suppose being a soccer player and showing this much so quickly, you can understand that clubs are starting to get a keen eye on his athletic ability.
"As an athlete, he's phenomenal."
For someone who's 196cms (six foot five), Young boasts tremendous pace and is a strong marking player, snaring 14 against Wodonga Raiders.
He started as the Hoppers' key forward, but won best on ground in defence in last week's upset of Corowa-Rutherglen.
"I'm starting to get back into it a lot more," the 20-year-old said.
Young started in Lavington's Auskick and then played all his junior football at Albury, alongside current Tigers' Cooper and Jake Page.
Ironically, he debuted against the pair in round four and will again face the premiers, who will look to celebrate former coach Shaun Daly's 150th match, at Bunton Park on Saturday.
His first game was a tough one as Albury hammered the Hoppers by 133 points on Anzac Day, but the home team has improved markedly since.
Young is certainly one of the Border's most versatile sportspeople.
Along with his footy, he also plays first grade soccer for Albury City and is a gun division one table tennis player. He has also played first grade cricket.
So which is his favourite?
"I don't know, probably footy or table tennis," he said.
He actually leaves Hoppers' training early on Tuesday nights so he can play table tennis.
Young has only Fridays off, but he knows he will have to choose between football codes.
"I'll have to get serious about one I think," he said.
"I'd like to try and play as high a standard as I can in footy, I always push for as high as I can in any sport.
"I can do table tennis, I just do that as a bit of fun."
Given his hectic sporting lifestyle, Young was quizzed which he would prefer - a penalty shot in soccer to win the match, a shot after the siren or a match point for the division one title?
"Probably match point, less pressure I'd guess,' he laughed.
You wouldn't back against him in any.
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