2017 Scholarship Winner: Ryan Patrick Duffy

Football: 2 x All Conference, All State Senior Year
Wrestling: 6 time All Conference, 3 x All State
Baseball: 2 x All Conference All State Senior Year

3.5+ GPA
Downtown St Paul Lions Club 2017 Male Athlete of the Year

• Scholarship amount: $5000
• Name of Winner: Ryan Patrick Duffy
• College Attending: UofM

Position: LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L

Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: South St. Paul, Minn.
Previous School: South St. Paul H.S.

BEFORE UofM: A 2017 graduate of South St. Paul High School • played and started during four seasons as a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman for coach Dan Cosgrove and South St. Paul • ranked No. 3 overall prospect in Minnesota and No. 41 nationally by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 2 left-handed pitching prospect in Minnesota and no. 96 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and All-Central Region Honorable Mention • named a 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention • earned All-Metro East Conference honors during his senior and junior seasons with the Packers and an Honorable Mention in 2015 • earned an All-State selection during his 2017 campaign • served as team captain for three years • named the St. Paul Lions Athlete of the Year • earned six All-Conference selections and three All-State selections during a six-year wrestling career and an All-Star selection as a two-way player (quarterback/wide receiver/defensive back) for the South St. Paul football team.

PERSONAL: Born Ryan Patrick Duffy on November 21, 1998 to parents Lisa and Mark Duffy • has one sister, Cora • participated in national Honor Society, Student Council, and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) while at South St. Paul • outside interests include fishing and being outdoors • plans to major in sports management and business at Minnesota.

A very muddy South St. Paul Packers quarterback Ryan Duffy races for another first down as he drags a Hastings Raiders defender in the third quarter at McNamara Stadium in Hastings on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Duffy had 195 yards rushing South St. Paul beat Hastings, 26-0. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)