Indiana Football POY: Sam Schrader

Indiana Football POY: Sam Schrader

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Indiana Football POY: Sam Schrader

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THE WINNER: Sam Schrader

THE BASICS

School: Mishawaka (Ind.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Quarterback and defensive back
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 185 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: He rushed for 3,264 yards and 29 touchdowns this past season, leading the Cavemen (11-4) to the Class 4A state final. A 2011 First Team All-State selection, Schrader also threw 10 touchdown passes against just three interceptions. On defense, he contributed 24 tackles in the secondary.

Academic excellence: Schrader has maintained a 4.09 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of the Mayor’s Youth Council in Mishawaka, he has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple community service initiatives in association with the National Honor Society.

THE PRAISE

“We did not face a more skilled football player playing the quarterback position than Sam Schrader,” said Keith Kilmer, head coach at Lowell (Ind.). “We played him in the playoffs two years in a row and he beat us in every facet of the game both times. He also demonstrates good sportsmanship and above average leadership skills.”

THE FUTURE: Schrader remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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