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Crosby-Ironton's Noah Gindorff Named a Scholar Athlete

By MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation, 04/14/17, 5:30PM CDT


MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 14, 2017 - The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to announce Crosby-Ironton High School senior Noah Gindorff as a 2017 Scholar Athlete. Gindorff and the other winners, chosen for academic excellence, leadership and community involvement, will be recognized at the 10 Year Anniversary of the Minnesota Football Honors on Sunday, May 7 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Gindorff started for 3 1/2 seasons, playing quarterback, safety, linebacker and kicker during his prep career. The Mr. Football finalist and Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Player of the Year was named to the AP and Vikings All-State First Teams as a senior and selected to play in the MFCA All-Star Game. A two-time captain, Gindorff holds school season records with 2,348 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns, the single-game rushing record with 265 yards and the career all-purpose record with 6,333 yards. He also played basketball and baseball, and will continue his football career at North Dakota State.

A consistent “A” honor roll student, Gindoff is on track for salutatorian status. He supplements his challenging course load by participating in knowledge bowl, math competition and robotics. Gindorff was accepted to NDSU with distinction and received the Presidential Scholarship. He intends to study engineering.

Gindorff’s community involvement includes coaching youth football and serving as a Special Olympics partner to the Special Olympics athletes at Crosby-Ironton. He also participates in youth group and church mission trips.

The 10 Year Anniversary of the Minnesota Football Honors will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium. College and professional football Hall of Fame inductees are scheduled to attend to celebrate the best of Minnesota football. The largest football awards event in the state is presented by the Minnesota Vikings. The event is open to the public. To register or find additional information about this year’s Minnesota Football Honors, 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.

Lindsay Lommel, Event Manager
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation