Top Performer: Grant Huber
RAPID CITY, S.D. – As the saying goes, big things come in small packages, and St. Thomas More wide receiver Grant Huber proved that adage true after his outstanding performance throughout this past season.
At 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 165 pounds, Huber is one of the smallest players on the St. Thomas More football team. But his strong play as a wide receiver made a big impact on the football field.
“He’s got it all,” St. Thomas More Football Coach Wayne Sullivan said. “He’s got great hands. He’s got great vision. Good routes. He knows the game. His older brother played at the School of Mines and was a receiver. I think him growing up in that atmosphere. Knowing what’s going on. So you know, again he runs great routes. He’s very soft-spoken, but he plays big.”
Throughout the season, Huber became a favorite target of quarterback Ryder Kirsch. In fact, the STM junior wrapped up the season with 49 receptions for 868 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“It’s awesome having him out there because he’s someone I can always depend on getting open,” St. Thomas More quarterback Ryder Kirsch said. “Even when the play breaks down, he keeps running and I can find him.”
Huber has only been playing football at St. Thomas More for the past two seasons after transferring from Green River, Wyoming. But he saw his role increase this year after the Cavaliers lost so many starters to graduation.
“Last year, I learned a lot from them,” Huber said. “They were a good group of guys and they helped me out. I was ready to step in this year.”
Congratulations to Grant Huber for being named a NewsCenter 1 Top Performer.