It's a great day to be a Hawk!" That may be just what North Tama Senior Noah Kaufmann was thinking when he woke up on the morning of February 1, 2017. Like many talented football players across the country, Noah signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois Wednesday.
Noah, the son of Paul and Brenda Kaufmann of Traer, has been a four-year starter for the Redhawks and a team captain both his junior and senior seasons. While playing on the line senior year, Noah amassed 38.5 tackles, 5 for a loss, with 1 solo sack and 2 assisted sacks. As both a junior and a senior the 6'0", 275 lbs. lineman received First Team All District Offensive Line honors, was awarded Lineman of the Year by his NT Coaches, and was the starting center for the USA Football National Team in 2014.
The Quincy Hawks, in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, are recognized as an outstanding institution for student-athletes and is on the map as a private liberal arts Division II University in the Land of Lincoln. Top-notch academics aligned with a rising Hawks football program make for great future success for those athletes like Noah choosing Quincy to further their student-athlete careers.
Noah Kaufmann (center) signed his letter of intent with Quincy University (Quincy, IL) in a ceremony at North Tama High School last Wednesday.
North Tama Head Coach Austin Pink is excited for Noah and his future. Pink, with one season under his belt as head coach for the Redhawks, has enjoyed working with Noah. "He was a leader for our program. If I needed to have someone demonstrate a line drill in practice Noah was my go-to guy. He is a guy that is as knowledgeable about the offensive line play as I have ever coached. He loves working on his craft and just the game of football in general."