Rebels’ Richardson Named Wisconsin Football Foundation Scholar Athlete

Carson Richardson of Rio High School is one of eleven scholar-athletes in the state to be awarded the Wisconsin Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award.  The primary focus of the award is to promote outstanding personal, academic, and athletic achievement among graduating seniors in Wisconsin.   Richardson played quarterback and defensive back this past year for the  Fall River-Rio Rebels football co-op.  Richardson plans on attending UW-Whitewater next fall to study business.

Rebels head football coach Cody Schultz told that “Carson was a great leader for us! From the very beginning of the co-op process, I preached two schools, strong on their own but unstoppable together and Carson was the number one advocate of this; he lived and breathed one unified team that needed each other because we were a brotherhood, a family. When I look back to how Carson will be remembered I think of these three things: team first, someone you can count on, and phenomenal human being. Winning this award helps cement that legacy and demonstrates to the younger player in our program (5k-11th grade) that doing things the right way, putting your team first, working hard, and being accountable, can and will pay off. We are very proud of Carson!”

 Photo Credit: Gail Schneider



Wisconsin Football Foundation – 2019 Scholar Athlete “TEAM”

Dominic Backes Sun Prairie H.S. – WI Chapter Award

Davis Barthen Menomonie H.S. – George H. Chryst Memorial Award

Henry Basala Pacelli Catholic H.S. – All Pro Lineman Camp Award

Will Brazgel Lake Country Lutheran H.S. – WI Chapter Award

Jebediah Frey Waunakee H. S. – National FB Foundation Award

Cayden Milz Black Hawk H. S. – WI Chapter Award

Riley Nowakowski Marquette University H. S. – WI Chapter Award

-Wisconsin’s representative on the National Football Foundation Team of Distinction

Isaiah Place Lancaster H. S. -WI Chapter Award

Carson Richardson Fall River-Rio H. S. – WI Chapter Award

Dylan Schuster Greendale H. S. – WI Chapter Award

Brandon Wilde Palmyra-Eagle H. S. – WI Chapter Award