FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 22, 2020 – Buffalo High School’s Aidan Bouman has been named a Scholar Athlete by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. This annual award honors Minnesota high school football players for their outstanding athletic, academic and community service accomplishments. Bouman, a Buffalo, Minn. native, is one of nine scholar-athletes who will be recognized during a July television broadcast.
Bouman became one of Minnesota’s top high school quarterbacks and led his team to the state playoffs in 2019. During his senior season, the two-time All-State quarterback threw for 3,185 yards and 27 touchdowns. Bouman was twice named a Star Tribune First Team All-Metro selection and earned District Quarterback of the Year honors in 2018.
Academically, Bouman posted a 3.79 GPA and was inducted into the National Honor Society. Bouman also earned recognition as a four-time Academic All-District award winner. In the community, he spent more than 360 hours working on a variety of service projects. Most notably, Bouman became a mentor to special education students and served as a public address announcer for adaptive athletics.
“Without Aidan, we would not be who we are as a football program, but we would also not be who we are as a school,” said Buffalo offensive coordinator Josh Ortmann. “He exemplifies everything any teacher, coach, or parent could ask for.”
Bouman’s father, Todd, a former St. Cloud State quarterback, played 13 seasons in the NFL, including six with the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota Football Honors is hosting a show to honor this year’s high school, college and Minnesota Vikings award winners. The broadcast is set to air in July. Special guests, including Vikings players, are scheduled to make appearances. An official broadcast date will be announced soon on www.minnesotafootballhonors.com.
About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote amateur football’s ability to develop leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The Minnesota 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 www.nffmn.org, or Facebook (@MNFootballHonors) and Twitter (@NFFMN).
Todd Fultz, President
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation
Daniel House, Director of Media Relations and Content
MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation