High school honors – – Named Iowa Class 3A Player of the Year as a senior . . . first-team all-state and all-district as a senior . . . second-team all-state and first-team all-district as a junior . . . Career – – Played both linebacker and wide receiver . . . helped prep team post 20-4 record over final two seasons, reaching state championship game as a senior and state semifinals as a junior . . . recorded 76 tackles and three sacks as a senior, along with 1,574 all-purpose yards and 36 total touchdowns . . . recorded 62 tackles as a junior, with 735 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns . . . 21 tackles as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed in basketball and track as a prep . . . scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds in leading prep team to victory in Class 2A state basketball championship game as a senior . . . named to all-tournament team at state basketball tournament.
Personal – – Born 8/22/03 . . . business major . . . academic . . . parents are Erika and Scott Van Kekerix . . . high school coach was Cory Brandt.