Boys Varsity Football
Columbus North senior Trenton Kelley has been named one of central Indiana’s top football student-athletes by the National Football Foundation’s central Indiana chapter.
Kelley, a 6-5, 205-pound quarterback, was one of about 20 players selected to receive an NFF Scholar-Athlete Award. He and the other honorees will be recognized at a banquet on April 14 at the Indianapolis Colts Pavilion.
As a senior, Kelley passed for 1,772 yards and 16 touchdowns on 145-of-230 accuracy in leading the Bull Dogs to an 8-2 season that included a Conference Indiana championship at 5-0. He threw for 358 yards against Bloomington South, the second-best game in CN history, and moved his career yardage to 4,017, the third-best total in CN annals. He also ran for 133 yards and three TDs as a senior.
Following the season, Kelley was voted team MVP, first-team all-Conference Indiana, Associated Press Class 6A honorable mention all-state and all-Region 10 by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. After his junior season, Kelley was team MVP, first-team all-Conference Indiana and first-team IFCA Class 6A Junior All-State,
Academically, Kelley carries a 3.92 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and ranks in the top 20 percent of Columbus North seniors. He plans to continue is academic and athletic career at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Kelley becomes the 10th Columbus North athlete to receive the NFF Central Indiana Scholar-Athlete Award. Previous Bull Dogs so honored were Kyle George in 1996, Patrick Gallagher in 1999, Evan Kleinhenz in 2002, A.D. King in 2004, Eric Bell in 2005, Jake Reed in 2010, Kyle Kamman in 2012, his brother Mitchell Kelley in 2016 and David Redding in 2017.