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Kamman to represent Columbus North in All-Star football game
July 10, 2012Columbus North High School
Recent graduate Kyle Kamman is representing Columbus North in the 2012 Grange Insurance/Indiana North-South All-Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. Friday (July 13) at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
Kamman will play for the South team, which leads the series 24-21.
Last season, the Bull Dogs quarterback completed 142 of 248 passes for 2,095 yards and 20 touchdowns to lead the Bull Dogs to an 8-4 record.
His yardage figure was the third-best season in CN annals, and his two-year career total of 3,940 passing yards is second best in school history. He threw for 301 yards against Center Grove, the second most in CN single game.
Kamman, now listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, will join the Ball State program as a preferred walkon for the upcoming season. He plans to begin workouts on the Muncie campus next week, following the All-Star game.
Here is a Q-and-A with Kamman as he prepares for the All-Star game.
What is it like being with the All-Stars this week?
"I am really impressed with how the guys have come together. We had a great first day with three practices. We're all getting along and seem to have excellent chemistry. I'm excited for one last high school game under the lights."
What does it mean to you to have made the All-Star game?
"It means a lot. It's an honor, although I am trying to take everything in stride. I am enjoying meeting new guys and getting a good week of practice in. It should help me as a transition to Ball State."
Looking back, what are your thoughts on your Columbus North career?
"I had a great career at North and loved every second of it. I wish we could have gone farther (in the playoffs), but I developed a lot of terrific friendships with the players and coaches. I have a lot of great memories."
What do you expect at Ball State?
"They made it clear that (junior) Keith Wenning is the guy. He's an NFL prospect, and I'm looking forward learning from him over the next two years. They also have (freshman) Ozzie Mann (from Delta High School) coming in as a scholarship quarterback. I'm looking to push him and to compete with him for a starting spot as a redshirt sophomore (in 2014)."
What are you doing to get ready to become part of the Ball State program?
"As soon as basketball ended, I started working out twice per day at MVP facility owned by Nathan Frasier in Columbus. This summer, I worked for MVP to help train others, and that also has allowed me to get my own workouts in because I am at the facility a lot. I am trying to bulk up while keeping footspeed and quickness in three-step and five-step drops. When I get to the Division I level, the speed of game will be faster and I want to be as ready as I can be for it."
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Kamman is the 22nd Columbus North player selected for the North-South All-Star game. A complete list of Columbus North players selected to the All-Star game is below.
NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Players and Coaches from Columbus North
(year indicates final CN season)
1972: George Dinn
1973: Mike Andress
1974: Rick Grimes
1977: Bruce Humes
1979: Randy Grider
1981: Phil Tremain
1983: Eric Roberts
1989: Cameron Alsup
1990: Adam Greenlee
1994: Nathan Stoner
1996: Jeremy Londeree
2002: Jason Addis
2003: Matt Maze, Matt Moses, Tim Bless (coach)
2004: Kyle Nehring, David Hult
2005: Stephen Whited
2006: Matt Behling
2007: C.J. Cook, Casey Paswater, Tim Bless (coach), Michael McBride (coach)
2008: Jowan Gill
2011: Kyle Kamman