Moffat County alum J.T. Haddan picks up collegiate football honor

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J.T. Haddan, a 2008 Moffat County High School graduate, is shown above during a 2007 Bulldogs football practice. Haddan currently plays center for the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves, and was recently named a first-team selection for the Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

A former Moffat County High School football player has been recognized for his ability at the next level.

Last week, J.T. Haddan, a 2008 MCHS graduate, was named to the first team for the Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as part of the ThunderWolves football team at Colorado State University at Pueblo.

To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.30 or better, be a starter or reserve, and complete two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution.

Haddan was a second-team National Football Foundation All-Colorado selection in 2009 after moving to the center position. The team was ranked 14th in rushing that season.

The ThunderWolves had three other players named to Academic All-RMAC this season.

Juniors Lee Meisner, of Sterling, Jon Bailey, of Fort Morgan, and Grant Jansen, of Colorado Springs, also earned the honor.

Now in his third year at CSU-Pueblo, Haddan is a redshirt sophomore because of a knee injury in the middle of the 2008 season. The injury was the same that Haddan suffered during his senior year of high school.

While at MCHS, where he played running back and linebacker, Haddan received all-state honorable mention and was an all-conference selection his junior year. He was also an all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore.

Besides football, he also competed in basketball and track and field.

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