Friday night at Cougar Stadium, University High School Athletic Director Michael Rummel along with Assistant Athletic Director Aaron Crawford retired two football jerseys as well as inducted those two gentlemen into the newly created University High School Athletic Hall of Fame. A third jersey will be retired on November 2nd (#6) as we retire former Cougar and current starting Safety for the New York Giants, Curtis Riley. Curtis too will be inducted into the UHS Hall of Fame. These are the first inductees, however, this will not be the last group of individuals this school year to be inducted. There will be close to ten members inducted this year as this is the first class for the school that has been open 28 years.
The Inductees are:
#7 Kyle Israel-QB Class of 2004. Kyle who was a four year letter winner here at UHS one of the top prep quarterbacks in the state of Florida … chose UCF over Florida State … first team Class 6A as a senior … totaled 1,907 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior … added 703 yards rushing and another 14 touchdowns on the ground … all-region selection by PrepStar Magazine … Orlando Sentinel Orange County Offensive Player of the Year … led University High School to its first winning season ever and just its second trip to the playoffs in 12 years … three-year starter at quarterback … totaled 4,700 career yards passing, 1,300 rushing yards with 40 touchdown passes and 22 rushing touchdowns … selected to the 2004 Louisiana vs. Florida All-Star Game at Disney’s Wide World of Sports … named the No. 2 recruit in the MAC according to Athlon Magazine. Kyle went on to start at quarterback for the University of Central Florida. After college, Kyle spent time playing professionally overseas.
#60 Brock Pasteur-OL Class of 2002. Originally going to Mesabi Range (JUCO) prior to receiving a scholarship to the University of Nebraska and eventually finishing up at Stephen F. Austin. A two-year letter winner on the ‘Jacks’ offensive front, Pasteur worked his way into the starting lineup during the second game of his junior year, and never looked back. Pasteur was a two-time All-Southland Conference athlete who earned 2007 Preseason First-Team All-SLC, and Third-Team Preseason All-America honors by the Sports Network. Brock signed as undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 2008.