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All-American Tight End Justin Aldredge to be Saturday’s Demon Great of the Game

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  • Staff Reporter

NATCHITOCHES – Justin Aldredge’s family ties led him to Turpin Stadium for his college football career. His on- and off-field performances made him one of the best tight ends in school history.

A 2011 All-American, Aldredge has been named the Exchange Bank and Trust Demon Great of the Game for Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game against Southeastern Louisiana. He will be recognized during the first quarter of the game against the Lions, which will air on CST. For those outside CST’s footprint, the game can be seen on ESPN3.

The grandson of NSU All-American Corwyn Aldredge Sr., Justin Aldredge made a name for himself, earning second-team FCS All-American honors as a senior from the Beyond Sports Network after catching 39 passes for 514 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Those numbers produced first-team All-Southland Conference and second-team All-Louisiana honors for Aldredge, whose receptions and yardage totals ranked him in the top 10 in the Southland Conference that season.

A two-time All-Southland Conference performer on the field, Justin Aldredge’s All-American season made him and his grandfather the first pair of family members to earn All-American honors as NSU football players. After playing linebacker as a freshman, Aldredge shifted to tight end and caught a pass in 32 of his 33 starts on offense, including a string of 15 straight to finish his career.

Justin Aldredge excelled away from the field as well, graduating magna cum laude in business administration and accounting with a 3.9 grade point average. He earned first-team Capital One Academic All-America honors as a senior and was a first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VI selection as a junior.

A Demon Great of the Game is spotlighted at each home football game. In its first six seasons, the Great of the Game presented by Exchange Bank and Trust has honored 30 outstanding figures in the 111-year history of NSU athletics. Aldredge joins former NSU track and field All-American javelin thrower Latrell Frederick as this season’s Demon Great of the Game honorees.

Exchange Bank and Trust has been a key supporter of NSU Athletics throughout its long history as the oldest financial institution in Louisiana.

Article sourced from provided press release.

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