Nick Humphrey of the Jefferson Bears has been named the Huron League Player of the Year. This award epitomizes what we feel is the best overall football player in the Huron League while meaning the most to his team.
"Nick is a special football player, the kid is a work horse", said Jefferson Coach Bruce Pickens and we at the blog agree. For you old school fans, I would say the best way to describe him would be a combination of Larry Csonka and Chris Spielman. Nothing fancy just a hard working, tough nosed, fast enough smart football player.
The 6-2, 205 lb RB/MLB rushed for 1,554 yards and had 18 TD's and 15-2 pt. conversions to go along with 132 tackles, 1 interception, two fumble recoveries and a TD while leading Jefferson to their first play off appearance since 2006.
Nick Humphrey Highlight Video
Humphrey is a three sport athlete who also participates in wrestling and baseball for the Bears. He finished 4th at 189 lbs in the Division 2 state meet last year.
Humphrey also excels in the classroom with a solid 3.2 GPA and is a member of the student council and plans to play football at the college level.
Humphrey runs a solid 4.66 40 yard dash, bench presses 280 lbs and squats 420.
Others considered for the award were; Trace Lindeman (Milan), Dominic Trombley (Grosse Ile), Andrew Vollmerhausen (Grosse Ile), Mike Furtney (Milan), Justin LaPlante (SMCC) and Justin Moores (Grosse Ile).
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