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2015 Scholar Athletes – Andrew Gramer & Napa Nuusa

October 14, 2015

Andrew Gramer – Highland High School

Scholar Athlete Andrew Gramer, Highland High School

Scholar Athlete Andrew Gramer, Highland High School

Andrew embodies the toughness and unselfishness that all coaches want in their players and, especially, their senior captains. A two-way starter and the anchor of the offensive line at center, Gramer rarely comes off the field as one of the best offensive linemen in the state. His leadership by example is impossible to quantify. Two years ago, Gramer lost his father, Kris, unexpectedly. The next day, he was at practice. When told to go home to grieve, but Gramer refused, wanting to spend time with his teammates in the wake of this tragedy. He loves his teammates and will do anything for them. As a student, Gramer proves that offensive lineman are intelligent as he boasts a 3.98 GPA with a schedule littered with AP and Honors courses.

Napa Nuusa – East High School

Scholar Athlete Napa Nuusa, East High School

Scholar Athlete Napa Nuusa, East High School

Napa is a 3-year starter, a 1st Team All-Region 6 lineman, a team captain and an Eagle Scout. Napa is one of the smartest and best offensive linemen Coach Matich has ever coached. This game marks the 4th year he has started in the long-standing rivalry game, having won 2 of the first 3.

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