Justin Yoon Honored with All-American Jersey
by Chris Bucci on Friday, October 3rd, 2014Earlier this summer, senior Justin Yoon was selected to participate in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Football game, an annual event that celebrates the nation’s top football players. Being named a member of the All-American team is the highest honor a high school player can receive. The presentation of Justin’s jersey occurred after school in the ACC on Monday, and, in addition to the entire football team and all of Norris House, a large portion of the student body and viewers from around the country attended the historic ceremony. After being presented with his jersey, Yoon delivered an emotional speech in which he thanked his family, coaches, team, and girlfriend, Rachel Sun (I).
The Under Armour All-American Game is an annual event that recognizes the nation’s top high school players, with athletes from all over the country coming to play together. One of two kickers selected for the game, Yoon says that he is “looking forward to the game; it’s not an experience that many people get to have.” The game will be Justin’s last game as a high schooler before he joins the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next fall. However, Yoon will have the support of the students who attended his jersey presentation as well as countless other members of the Milton community.
After starting off the season with a tough loss to St. Sebastian’s, the Milton football team took a convincing win over St. George’s and looks to continue where last year’s New England Championship team left off. Unfortunately, Yoon suffered a back injury in the St. Sebs game and could possibly miss the rest of the season. However, Justin will continue to lead the team from the sideline, saying that, at the end of the season, “it will come down to how hard the team plays and how much they want to win.” Along with Captains Bobby Gilmore (I) and Jeff Brown (I), Yoon hopes to lead the team to a 7-1 record by the end of the season, even if he may not be able to contribute on the field. Even if you don’t get the chance to watch Justin in action this Fall, make sure to mark your calendars for January 2nd and tune in to ESPN2, when our very own All-Star and the country’s other top high school football players will take the field for their last games before college.
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