2004 All Star East
6’ 185 lbs.
High School Coach: Eric Redmond
High School, Class: Carlton Airport, B
From seventh grade, Jeff has been accustomed to winning. He played 49 games and lost only six including three play-off games. Jeff was a four-year varsity player and a three-year starter. Ritter had a knack for making the big play, whether it was catching the ball, running it, kicking it, or playing defensive back. His senior year he helped his Airport Jets to a 10-1 record by racking up 1256 rushing yards with a 7.3 yard per carry mark, 64 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 interceptions, punted with an average of 39.9 yards, made 38 conversions, had 4 field goals with his longest being 41 yards, ran for 16 touchdowns and caught another.
He was selected as the Huron League Offensive Player of the Year as a Running Back as well as second-team place-kicker and second-team defensive back. He was also The Monroe County All-Region Offensive Player of the Year and All Region Place Kicker. He was an Associated Press All State Running Back, and The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All State Specialist, which was an honor that recognized an athlete for playing a variety of positions. Jeff was also selected to the Detroit News All Metro team and the Detroit News All State Dream team. He was a team Co-Captain and team MVP.
Not only was Ritter a stand out football player, he was also an All State Baseball player which he may opt to play in college.
Jeff thanked his parents, Ron and Cheri, Dr. Tim Dunne, and his coaches: Eric Redmond, Mark Hull, Rick Grant, Dave Reed, and John Vanwassenova. He also thanked the Airport Fans and his team for an astonishing and unforgettable senior season.
All Huron League Offensive Player of the Year
All Huron League 2nd team Place-Kicker
All Huron League 2nd team Defensive Back
All Monroe County Offensive Player of the Year
All Monroe Place Kicker, 2003
All State Running Back, AP, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, 2003
All State Specialist, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, 2003
All Metro, Detroit News, 2003
All State Dream team, Detroit News, 2003