Dec 15, 2011 11:04 PM by Lee Douglas
Myrtle Beach, SC -Nikolaus Curtis, 12 of Pueblo, Colorado, has been named to the 3rd Annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl. Nikolaus, quarterback for Pueblo's Roncalli Middle School, was selected for All American status by College and NFL coaches on behalf of the Offense-Defense organization, and will join dozens of peers nationwide in an East meets West clash that is part of a week-long series of football events leading up to the nationally-televised, 6th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 80 of the top athletes in the country. Nikolaus was selected from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands across the country to participate in this one-of-a-kind All-Star game. This year's All American Bowl will take place on December 30, 2011 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Nik is a particularly distinguished athlete say his coaches. This quarterback broke his throwing hand in the second game of the season. The setback, which would stop many, was only a hurdle for this extraordinarily motivated athlete. Nik immediately started practicing with a cast on his right hand and throwing with his left hand. Young Mr. Curtis did have to stand on the sidelines for one game, however started every subsequent game in an externally padded cast. Nik completed the season being the Shamrock's leading rusher and throwing many successful passes with his left arm to lead his team throughout the season and ultimately to a big win in the championship game. Curtis is affectionately referred to as "Tebow" by his teammates and coaches.