Oregon commit Rutger Reitmaier honored by Army All-American selection

Oregon commit Rutger Reitmaier honored by Army All-American selection

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Oregon commit Rutger Reitmaier honored by Army All-American selection

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Rutger Reitmaier receives his honorary jersey for the Army All-American Bowl (Photo: Army All-American Game)

Rutger Reitmaier receives his honorary jersey for the Army All-American Bowl (Photo: Army All-American Game)

Lipscomb Academy senior Rutger Reitmaier began Friday by finding out he was named a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalist.

He ended the school day by being recognized as a U.S. Army All-American.

“It’s been an exciting day,” said Reitmaier, whose Mustangs host Springfield (5-5) in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. “I’m excited for (Friday) night. Hopefully, we’ll get the W.”

Reitmaier is one of four finalists for the Class 4A Mr. Football Lineman honor.

Reitmaier, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle and Oregon commit, was presented with an honorary jersey when the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance came to his school, Lipscomb Academy in Nashville. He is the school’s first Army All-American.

Rutger Reitmaier presents his Dream Champion award to mom Alice, dad Richard and sister Alexandra (Photo: Army All-American Game)

Rutger Reitmaier presents his Dream Champion award to mom Alice, dad Richard and sister Alexandra (Photo: Army All-American Game)

“I’ve been looking forward for this for a while,” Reitmaier said. “Obviously, it’s a tremendous honor.

“It’s a blessing to be (an All-American). Hopefully we’ll see many more come from here in the future.”

Reitmaier helped lead Lipscomb Academy (7-2) to a Region 6-4A championship. Reitmaier had 51 tackles, 21.5 for loss and seven sacks in nine games this season.

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