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On the field and in the classroom

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Each year, the National Football Foundation honors a handful of high school players from the Sac-Joaquin Section at its annual scholar-athlete banquet.

This year the NFF will honor 11 players from the section and three are from Nevada Union High School.

NU seniors Shane Curry, Joe Dolan and Jon Sheets were selected due to their commitment to success both on and off the football field.

Dolan, an All-Metro Conference first-team receiver and a member of the Sacramento Bee’s All-City Team, has a 4.0 -plus grade point average.

Curry, the owner of a 3.9 GPA, earned all-league first team honors as an offensive tackle, as well as being an All-City selection.

Sheets, the Metro Conference Most Valuable Player and a second team All-City quarterback selection, has posted a 3.1 GPA.

“There are 152 schools in our section,” NU head coach Dave Humphers said, “and three of the 11 being honored are from our team. So obviously, I’m really proud of the kids for their academic success.”

The trio of Miners will join eight other honorees at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento for the annual black tie banquet on Feb. 12.

“We have kids that point to the photos of our kids who have received this honor and ask me ‘How come those guys on your wall are wearing tuxedos in these pictures?'” Humphers said. “And it’s great to be able to tell them ‘They were great football players and as scholars they got the job done in the classroom, too.”

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