Bishop Dwenger’s Clayten Stuart

Outside the Huddle has discussed for some time about adding an additional award for football season. That award would be for someone who the editors of Outside the Huddle deemed an ideal student athlete on the gridiron, one who really showcased the virtues we appreciate most in a high school football player.

Those virtues: discipline, work ethic and spirit were also three of the qualities most highly displayed by Clayten Stuart. A freshman football player at Bishop Dwenger, Clayten passed away in November 2020. It is in his honor and with the blessing of the Stuart family that Outside the Huddle is proud to be able to annually present the Clayten Stuart Award.

“Clayten arrived to practice everyday with a joyful spirit. I never saw him without a smile on his face. He loved being with his friends and he loved to play football,” Bishop Dwenger football coach Jason Garrett said. “As soon as the helmet went on, he was a tenacious, physical player. No one outworked Clayten; a young man of great joy and tenacity.”

2022 Clayten Stuart Award – Josh Arntz, Columbia City

2021 Clayten Stuart Award – Mason Sheron, Leo

2020 Clayten Stuart Award – Brenden Lytle, Bishop Dwenger