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2012 Hall of Fame: Jason Manson and Justin Hemm

October 27, 2012

From Troy High School- Jason Manson:

Jason was a 2-time defensive Player of the Year in 1995 and 1996. Those same years he was named 1st team All-State and named the Southwestern Ohio Defensive Player of the Year. After high school, Jason went on to the University of Toledo where he was a 3-year letterman as a linebacker. Now a resident of Troy with his wife Abby and 2 children, Maddy and Dakota. Jason is a proud member of the Trojan football staff.

From Piqua High School- Justin Hemm:

Justin Hemm played in the Piqua-Troy rivalry game his sophomore, junior and senior years as the quarter back. His elusive running and his ability to scramble out of the pocket, as well as his many pin-point passing completions, helped lead the Indians to victories over Troy in 2005 & 2006. As the quarter back for Piqua all three years, Justin currently holds the PHS record for career passing, accumulated 3849 passing yards in 234 completions on 463 attempts. Justin also accumulated 3014 rushing yards on 483 carries during his career placing him 4th on the all time career rushing record. In addition, Justin found the end zone 26 times during his career with the Indians.

Justin currently holds the record for single season passing with 1701 yards on 99 completions with 187 attempts during his junior year. As a junior, he helped lead Piqua to their second OHSAA Football Finals appearance were the Indians finished as the Division II State Champion defeating Pickerington Central.

As a sophomore quarterback, Justin was selected Special Mention All-Conference. During his junior year he was selected 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Area, 2nd Team All-Southwest District and was the recipient of the Red Gabriel Outstanding Underclassman Award. As a senior, Justin was selected 1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Southwest District, was selected as the GWOC Offensive Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Battered Helmet Award.

In addition to football, Justin also excelled in basketball, baseball and track for the Indians receiving Special Mention and 2nd Team All-Conference awards in basketball and 1st Team and 2nd Team All-Conference awards in track. During his storied athletic career at Piqua, Justin earned a total of 10 varsity letters. Justin went on to play football at Ball State University for one season before transferring to Adrian College where he has been a 3 year starter during his 4 seasons with the Bulldogs. Justin will graduate this spring with a degreein Education.

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