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Male Rookie of the Year: Dante Nepa, Football

After a great first year, Dante Nepa is named the male rookie of the year.

In his first year, Dante Nepa racked up 62 receptions and 899 receiving yards, the fifth and sixth most, respectively, in one season in school history. He also advanced an average of 14.5 yards per catch and made 8 receiving touchdowns. He had the most receiving yards and receiving touchdowns of of any of his teammates as well as the second most receptions. He won UAA Rookie of the Year and was named Offensive Rookie of the Year by the football team. 

Senior quarterback Burke Moser had only positive things to say about Nepa. “He wasn’t afraid or nervous,” said Moser. “He would come to the sideline and beg for the ball. That takes a lot of guts and confidence, but I respected that.” Moser sees much more success for him moving forward. “Sky is the limit no doubt.”

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