Herb Hofer, Fairfield High School (1984)
Herb was honored as Fairfield High School’s Top Athlete for 1983-84 after finishing an outstanding high school career in football, wrestling and track, earning 12 letters in those three sports. He won an individual wrestling title at the regional level three consecutive years and qualified for State two years, finishing third as a senior. He was also a four-year individual NECC Conference champion. Herb’s football accomplishments include 1st Team All-State defensive interior lineman as a senior and honorable mention offensive tackle as a sophomore and senior. At Valparaiso University Herb lettered twice in football and an injury led to coaching the linemen for his final two years. In four years of wrestling at Valpo, he set school records for career wins, career pins, season wins, and season pins and was selected team MVP all four years. Honors his senior year included 3rd Team at-large GTE Academic All-American Team.