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2014 Hall of Fame: Nate Orchard & Dr Craig McQueen

September 20, 2014

Nate Orchard

Nate Olsen

Hall of Fame , Nate Olsen – East High School

Nate – known as Nate Fakahafua during high school – put Highland on his back in 2010 Rivalry game against East. In a game the Rams had to win to make the playoffs, Nate finished with 165 yards receiving (including a touchdown catch in which he ripped the ball away from two defenders in the back corner of the end zone), 4 sacks, 15 tackles, and an interception, leading the Rams to a 42-14 victory over the Leopards. Using the momentum from that game, the Rams reeled off four straight victories in the playoffs to capture the team’s first state title in 24 years.

Nate is unable to attend tonight as he is currently playing for the University of Utah. Accepting the award for Nate is his wife, Meagan.

Dr Craig McQueen


Craig played for legendary Coach Grant Martin on the undefeated state championship teams of 1955-56. He scored the game winning touchdown in the championship game in 1956. He has been the team physician for the University of Utah as well as the Highland Rugby, Salt Lake Trappers, Bees and Buzz. He has also been the medical director for the Park City Ski Patrol for 40 years.

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