Friday, July 26, 2013
Donald Hale (Redlands, Calif.) and Isaac Heard (Edgerton, Minn.) have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College this fall.
Hale is a 5’11”, 245-pound offensive lineman who played three years for the Redlands East Valley football team. Hale earned all-league honors two years and plans to major in business at Northwestern. He is the son of Reisha Mahan.
“It is great to have Donald make his decision to come to Northwestern and join our football team,” commented head coach Kyle Achterhoff. “He keeps the pipeline from Redlands East Valley going and will add much needed depth to our offensive line crew.”
Heard is a 6’2”, 205-pound quarterback who played five years for the Edgerton Public football team. The multi-sports standout earned all-state honors in nine-man football the last two years and was named as the school’s male athlete of the year in 2013. Heard passed for a school record 5,014 yards and 62 touchdowns while rushing for 1,050 yards and 11 scores during his career. He also holds the school record for passing yards (2,748) and touchdowns (35) in a season and the state record with 368 passing yards in the state championship game in 2011. Heard earned all-conference honors two years and is a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to major in exercise science and sports management at Northwestern. Heard is the son of Jason and Kelly.
“We are very excited to have Isaac join the Red Raider football family,” commented Achterhoff. “We have followed his high school career very closely and believe he can have similar success at the college level. It will be fun to continue to watch his growth as a quarterback at Northwestern.”