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International roots: Montero's father, Luis, was born and raised in Spain. His mother, Carrie, is from Wisconsin. Luis is a Spanish professor at Normandale Community College. Antonio, who said he is "almost fluent in Spanish," traveled to see his father's side of the family about a half-dozen years ago. They remain supportive of his American football pursuits.

"They can't get enough of it," Luis wrote in an e-mail. "I'm sure half of his views on Hudl are from them. I'd be surprised if they knew how many points a touchdown is worth … but they are very proud of him nonetheless."

Touchdown 'Tonio': Montero's family calls him Tonio for short. Eden Prairie calls his number near the goal line often. Montero has scored 21 rushing touchdowns on just 92 carries. That's a TD every 4.3 carries. Montero's 16 carries for 74 yards last week against Maple Grove were both season highs.

Academic interests: Montero credits his "world aware" father for his own interests in history and geopolitics. He is currently enjoying Aldous Huxley's 1931 dystopian novel "Brave New World."

David La Vaque