Riley Nowakowski -Marquette University HS
Wisconsin Representative for the National Football Foundation Team of Distinction
Riley plays football, basketball, and runs track. He was a team captain in football and is a school record holder in the 400 Meter Relay. Riley led a “Tackling Autism” football camp hosted by MUHS each fall for children challenged by autism, their siblings and their families.
Advisor, Teacher, & Coach: Riley has distinguished himself in many facets of the MUHS program from community service to leadership, from student organizations such as Spanish Honor Society to distinguishing himself as an elite athlete. He has earned these accolades while always maintaining the highest of academic and personal standards for himself. Riley is totally selfless and lives out the MUHS motto of being a”Christ-like man for others who came to serve and not be served.” Riley is an excellent role model for young students.
Coach: In 30 years of coaching at Marquette University HS, I do not recall an individual quite like Riley. He is the perfect mix of incredible student and dynamic, amazing athlete. His combination of sportsmanship, work ethic, desire, attitude, effort, and production at multiple positions made everyone around him better!
Riley: Football has taught me many things, perseverance, commitment, and respect among them. The most important lesson football has taught me is that I cannot do everything by myself. Teamwork may not seem crucially important, but it is necessary in everyday life, among your friends, family and coworkers. Not much can be accomplished alone, but when a team of people is assembled they can do amazing things. Sometimes I have a bad game and my teammates have my back, sometimes they have a bad game and I have their back. No matter how much you want it you cannot do it alone. Football is a team game, just like life is, you need others to help you get to where you want to go.
Riley will go to the University of Wisconsin to study Engineering and play for the Badgers.