Drew Dubuclet. Photo by Jeff Bargas.

Lake Highlands’ own Drew Dubuclet is one of 62 scholar-athletes from high schools all across the region to be recognized by the National Football Foundation (NFF) Gridiron Club of Dallas. Dubuclet has signed to play football next year for the Air Force Academy.

Each year, the Gridiron Club recognizes scholar-athletes for their athletic accomplishments, academic performance and leadership in the community. The high school honorees are headed to prestigious institutions, including Ivy League schools, state universities and service academies around the country. Six collegiate scholar-athletes will also be honored, along with distinguished officials, media personalities and other contributors to the game.

“Drew is an exceptional student athlete,” said Lonnie Jordan, head coach of the Wildcats and athletic coordinator for LHHS. “He is a respectful hard worker who makes everyone around him better. He was a 2-year captain and was instrumental in orchestrating two back-to-back 10-win seasons. His leadership will be felt in the Wildcat football program for years to come. Drew helped set the standard for what an LH athlete should aspire to be.”

Drew played linebacker, running back and fullback for the Wildcats, earning District Defensive MVP, All State Honorable Mention and Academic All State First Team. He’s an AP scholar, student council vice president and leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He co-founded the school’s bass fishing club and started a Christmas light installation company which earned more than $30,000 in net profit.

Dubulcet and his fellow honorees will attend the Gridiron Club’s 13th Annual Awards Banquet this Sunday, where one high school player will be named a member of the NFF Team of Distinction. Jason Todd, coach of the 5A state champion South Oak Cliff Golden Bears, will be lauded as High School Coach of the Year.

Tickets for the banquet are $60 and may be purchased here.