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By MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation, 04/03/19, 4:45PM CDT


The Cretin-Derham Hall senior will be recognized at the Minnesota Football Honors event on April 27.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 3, 2019 - Rajiv Redd of Cretin-Derham Hall has been named a Scholar Athlete by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He and the other honorees will be recognized at the 12th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Saturday, April 27 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Redd started the past three seasons for the Raiders. The cornerback was one of his team’s top defensive players and also created highlights like a game-winning two-point conversion and an 89-yard kick return touchdown in Cretin-Derham’s playoff game against Lakeville South. Redd tallied 54 tackles and two interceptions as a senior, and 69 tackles and an interception as a junior. He also competed in track and field during his prep career. Redd plans to continue his football career at Wagner College in New York.

In addition to his athletic success, Redd was an Academic All-State honoree and a consistent honor roll student. He was selected to travel to New York to participate in Morgan Stanley’s job shadow program, in which he spent a day with the company’s international markets division and had lunch with the CEO. He plans to study business/finance in college.

Redd has given back to the community in various ways during high school. His volunteer efforts include watching children at a battered women’s shelter while their mothers attend appointments, working on literacy skills with fifth graders at a local school, helping prepare Section 8 housing for new residents, and serving as a youth advocate for Gujarati Samaj.

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host the 12th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The event is presented by the Minnesota Vikings and is the largest football awards event in Minnesota. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 4 p.m. event. The event is open to the public.  For additional information about this year’s Minnesota Football Honors and to purchase tickets, please visit For sponsorship information, please email


About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The MN Chapter recognizes legendary football icons, college football Hall of Famers and Minnesota’s top high school and college football scholar athletes. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.

Sean Gothier, Executive Director
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation