MINNEAPOLIS, MN - March 15, 2018 - The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to announce Minnetonka High School student Ty Barron as a 2018 Scholar Athlete. Barron and the other winners, chosen for academic excellence, leadership and community involvement, will be recognized at the 11th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on April 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
“Ty is a leader in all aspects – in our weight room, in the classroom, in our hallways and on the field,” Skippers coach Dave Nelson said. “He has been the heart and soul of our defense the past two years. Ty exemplifies what this great award is all about! He is truly a great scholar athlete!”
Barron was named an AP All-State linebacker and a Mr. Football finalist after tallying more than 120 tackles. The All-Metro and two-time All-District honoree was also voted team captain and team MVP. Barron was a three-year starter for the Skippers, capping his career with a trip to the state championship game as a senior. He also plays lacrosse. Barron will continue his football career at the University of Minnesota.
Academically, Barron ranks in the top 10 percent of his class while taking AP and honors coursework. He has been on the A honor roll every semester and earned AP All-State recognition. Barron plans to study exercise science/kinesiology in college.
Barron has given back to the community as a volunteer at youth football and lacrosse camps and events, including the We Are One Football Camp. His other volunteer experiences have included anti-bullying visits to elementary schools, helping at a homeless shelter, packing meals at Feed My Starving Children and more.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host the 11th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Presented by the Minnesota Vikings, it is the state’s largest football awards event. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 4 p.m. event, which is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now. For additional information, please visit www.minnesotafootballhonors.com. For sponsorship information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nffmn.org, Facebook or Twitter.
Lindsay Lommel, Event Manager
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation
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