TriStateFootball.com paid tribute to finest from Northern Kentucky's high school gridiron at the Year In Review Show on Wednesday night at Friday's in Crestview Hills.
Simon Kenton linebacker Austin Baldwin was recognized as our Northern Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year.
The senior racked up 66 solo tackles and 77 assisted tackles to lead the team on his way to 2010 Postseason First-Team All-TriSateFootball.com honors.
Baldwin was one of the area's best defensive playmakers and possessed natural instincts that can't be taught. His departure from the team will be a tough void to fill for head coach Jeff Marksberry in 2011.
Other nominations included Drake Bruns (Highlands), Tommy Courtney (Holmes), Brian Doyle (NewCath), Jake Giesler (NewCath), and Court Mace (Ryle).
--2010 Rewind: Simon Kenton
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