Rockridge's Stevens to continue grid career at Monmouth College


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Posted Online: May 03, 2013, 5:59 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Several Rockridge student-athletes have made Monmouth College their post-high school educational stop over the last several years, and that number is going to grow by one.

Nyle Stevens, a senior quarterback/defensive back for the Rockridge football team, has committed to play for the Fighting Scots as a DB. Stevens was also a two-year starter on the boys' basketball team and a first team All-West Central North pick this past winter, and a four-year letterwinner in track and field, qualifying for state last spring in the 400 and 4x400 relay.

A three-year varsity football starter as well as a first team All-West Central Conference pick, Stevens combined for over 850 yards last fall as he helped guide his team to a 7-3 finish and its third consecutive playoff appearance.

Academically, Stevens has earned All-State honors in addition to being an Illinois State Scholar and a two-year member of the National Honor Society.

-- By Terry Duckett


















 



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