Boys Varsity Football
Columbus North senior David Redding has been named one of central Indiana's top football student-athletes by the National Football Foundation's central Indiana chapter.
Redding, a 6-5, 285-pound offensive lineman, was one of about 18 players selected to receive an NFF Scholar-Athlete Award. He and the other honorees will be recognized at a banquet on April 22 at the Indianapolis Colts Complex.
As a senior, Redding was the top blocker for a Bull Dogs’ squad that set a season school record for points per game (41.2) and was fourth best in season annals for total offense per game (357.5) while posting a 9-2 record.
Following the season, Redding was chosen to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s Top 50 all-state team, Class 6A first-team all-state by the Associated Press, IFCA Academic All-State, first-team all-Conference Indiana and the Bull Dogs’ most valuable offensive lineman. After his junior season, he was selected Class 6A first-team All-State by the AP, Class 6A Junior All-State by the IFCA and first-team all-conference.
Academically, Redding carries a 4.04 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and ranks in the top 10 percent of Columbus North seniors. He has signed to continue his academic and athletic career Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He plans to major in engineering.
Redding becomes the ninth Columbus North athlete to receive the NFF Central Indiana Scholar-Athlete Award. Previous Bull Dogs so honored were Kyle George in 1996, Patrick Gallagher in 1999, Evan Kleinhenz in 2002, A.D. King in 2004, Eric Bell in 2005, Jake Reed in 2010, Kyle Kamman in 2012 and Mitchell Kelley in 2016.