2009 All Star
6’3″ 222 lbs.
High School Coach: Jim Eurick
High School, Class: Bay City Western, A
College: Grand Valley State University
Lucas started playing football in the eighth grade for the Auburn Braves. He was a three- year varsity player at Bay City Western. During his career he had 63 solo tackles, 94 assists, 13 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 touchdown. He started as offensive tackle as a sophomore and rotated at linebacker. In his junior year he started at both offensive tackle and at linebacker. As a senior he started at tackle and defensive end and was the long snapper. The Warriors went 9-2 in 2008. Lucas’s proudest moment was making a comeback win against Midland High giving the Warriors the Saginaw Valley League Championship and a first round playoff win against Traverse City Central. “Lucas’ passion, leadership and determination for football helped lead the Warriors in winning the SVL Championship and earned him a scholarship to Grand Valley State University and many honors and school awards.” Lucas’ school awards included 2006 Most Improved Freshman, 2007 Warrior Award, 2008 Senior Award, 2007/2008 Thunder & Lighting Award, and 2008 Team Captain.
Lucas also played travel hockey for nine years. He played hockey for BCW as a sophomore defenseman and was All Valley SVL in 2007. Lucas was also in track for four years where he threw shot put and discs, and ran the 4×100 relay. His track awards included: 2006 Most Outstanding Freshman-Field Events, and 2007 and 2008 Most Valuable Performer-Field Events.
He said, “Special thanks go to my parents for all their support and being my #1 fans.” He also thanked “a neighborhood friend for asking me to play football and the rest of my family, friends, coaches and teammates for supporting me in all the sports I’ve played and for making me a lot of memories and who I have become today.”
Saginaw Valley League Academics, 2006
Saginaw Valley League Honorable Mention Defense, 2007
Dream Team Honorable Mention, Bay City and Midland Daily News, 2007
Saginaw Valley League 1st Team Defense, 2008
Saginaw Valley League Academics, 2008
All State Division 2 Honorable Mention, Detroit Free Press, 2008
Golden Helmet, Bay City Times, 2008
Dream Team Bay City, 2008
Dream Team, Midland Daily News, 2008