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Jack Kiser Caps Epic Career With Indiana Mr. Football

December 12, 2018

2019 Pioneer (Ind.) linebacker Jack Kiser‍ will go down as one of the most productive prep players in Indiana history, and he capped off a stellar senior season by winning IndyStar Mr. Football. 

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder became the first player in Class A to win Mr. Football in the 26 seasons the award has been given out and the vote wasn’t close. Kiser secured 30 of the 60 ballots with Warren Central receiver David Bell finishing second with 17 votes. 

Now prepare yourself, you will see some numbers that probably won’t be duplicated from a high school team and player for quite some time. 

Kiser led Pioneer to its second straight State Title with a 60-0 win over North Vermillion in November. With the shutout, Pioneer held 11 of its 15 opponents scoreless in 2018. 

With 11 shutouts, how many points did Pioneer give up on the season? Well, Pioneer outscored its opponents 936-39. Yes, 936-39. 

Kiser led the Pioneer defense with 159 tackles, seven interceptions, six forced fumbles and recovered five fumbles. 

But, that’s not it for Kiser. 

On offense, Kiser threw for 1,183 yards and 18 touchdowns, but he also added 2,109 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns. 

Kiser finished his career with 3,771 passing yards and 59 touchdowns through the air and 7,364 rushing yards and 139 touchdowns on the ground. Oh, he added 424 tackles and 20 interceptions too. 

Notre Dame and defensive coordinator Clark Lea will get to work with Kiser sooner than later as the three-star prospect will enroll in January. 

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