By Nick Freimuth Wednesday was a day Nathan LeRoy and his family will never forget. As a finalist for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence, the Sturgeon Bay senior had a ceremony held in his honor fit for a king; Truly! The pomp and circumstance surrounding the 30 minute assembly marked quite possibly the single biggest athletic event to ever take place at Sturgeon Bay High School. Pro Football Hall of Fame and Packers Hall of Famer James Lofton was the keynote speaker. Wearing the iconic Gold Jacket, Lofton told of the exclusivity of this award. Out of the 15,000,000 high school students in America, Nathan is one of just 25 to be called a finalist.
The national winner will be announced the weekend of August 4 in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The finalists will be honored throughout the festivities, including the Hall of Fame Game, the NFL’s preseason opener. The 2018 Award for Excellence winner will be selected during a special recognition on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. He or she will receive a $2,500 grant from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will also be recognized during the Enshrinement Ceremony.
Sturgeon Bay High School and Coach/Teacher Mike LeRoy (Nathan’s father) also received U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award For Excellence recognition. Watch video of the entire ceremony under the multimedia gallery at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.