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Colts Honor 2016 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars

Posted Dec 7, 2016

Presented by American Family Insurance

The Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and the Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) will recognize 26 outstanding student-athletes with the 2016 Indiana Academic All-Stars Award presented by American Family Insurance. 

 

The student-athletes will be honored during an awards presentation prior to the game against Houston on Sunday, December 11. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium (event level on the northeast corner of the stadium, access off of Capitol Avenue between the East and Lucas Oil Gates). The 2016 honorees will also be recognized during pre-game in front of the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. EST.

 

2016 marks the 18th year the Colts, the IHSAA and the IFCA have partnered to present this annual award to Indiana’s top football student-athletes. American Family Insurance – the Madison, WI-based insurance company dedicated to inspiring and protecting the dreams of local high school students, their families and communities – is proud to support this storied program for the third time. 

 

The IFCA polled high school head coaches around the state, and the coaches tabbed 26 athletes ranked in the top of their respective classes. Of the players selected, there are 18 valedictorians and 6 salutatorians, and all 26 players are in the top 1.5% of their graduating classes. 

 

“Congratulations to the 26 outstanding student-athletes who were selected by our committee to represent their schools this past football season. Special thanks to the Irsay family and the Indianapolis Colts organization for their continuing support of Indiana high school football,” said Toby Jacobs, who is part of the IFCA Colts Academic All- State Committee.

 

"Congratulations to the 26 exceptional student-athletes for their tremendous work on and off the field.  These student-athletes have achieved great success in the classroom and on the field by demonstrating dedication, leadership and teamwork. Qualities in which their schools and communities should be proud," said Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor member, Bill Brooks.

 

“ Each of these student-athletes has achieved their own dreams of greatness by demonstrating the qualities that make them stand out both on and off the field. Qualities like leadership, teamwork and academics. They have set exceptional examples for those who follow them, and I strongly encourage each and every one of them to continue the interests they have developed, continue to dream and pursue those dreams,” said Bill Maynard, Agency Sales Manager for American Family Insurance.

 

Media members are invited to cover Sunday’s press conference. Reporters and photographers may report to Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, please call Laura Porter at (317) 450-9311 or Rob Louthain at (317) 418-3677.

 

 

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS BY POSITION

 

OFFENSE

OL

Derek

Bertucci

Wheeler High School

OL

Tyler

Kirk

Mitchell High School

OL

David

Flannelly

North Putnam High School

OL

Dylan

York

Fountain Central High School

OL

Leon

Valdez II

East Chicago Central High School

TE

Drew

Minninch

Northwood High School

WR

Noah

Thomas

Ben Davis High School

WR

Matt

Marley

West Lafayette High School

WR

Aaron

Litherland

Elwood Community High School

RB

Michael

Otley

Roncalli  High School

RB

Dylan

Spesard

Carroll (Flora) High School

QB

Trey

Powell

Sullivan High School

QB

Austin

Lawrence

Winchester Community High School

                                                                                            

                                                                                               

 

DEFENSE

DL

Robert

Brown

Monroe Central High School

DL

Eli

Kipp

Fishers High School

DL

Jonah

Hunter

Seeger High School

DL

Keegan

Hurst

Penn High School

DL

John

Ragan

Eastbrook High School

LB

Eddison

Peters

Heritage Hills High School

LB

Jacob

Geesaman

Jay County High School

DB

Sean

Ratigan

South Bend St. Joseph High School

DB

Jack

DeGroot

Winamac Community High School

DB

Adam

Dauby

Perry Central High School

DB

Dylan

Hagemeier

North Knox High School

                                                                                           

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

PUNT

Jonah

Sanders

South Putnam High School

PK

Joshua

Krsek

Culver Community High School

 

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