DETROIT, Mich. — Northern Michigan University junior football player Loran Jaddou was honored Wednesday night by the Detroit Free Press at the All-State Dream Team Banquet which is co-sponsored by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame as the Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The event is held annually to honor the state’s best football players at all levels.
Jaddou hails from Bloomfield, Mich. and is majoring in psychology at Northern Michigan boasting a 3.98 grade point average. Earlier this season, Jaddou was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by CoSIDA.
Jaddou appeared in seven games last season for the Wildcats has recorded 29 tackles including 16 solo hits. He also has an interception on the season, which came late in the fourth quarter against Wayne State clinching a 33-30 NMU victory.
The featured speaker at the event was Mike Lodish, a defensive lineman from Birmingham Brother Rice who played 11 seasons in the NFL. He played in the Super Bowl a record six times (two victories with Denver, four losses with Buffalo).
(Information/Photo Courtesy of NMU Athletics)