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UCS senior plays in the 2022 All-America Football Game
UCS senior plays in the 2022 All-America Football Game
Posted on 01/07/2022

Henry Ford II High School senior, Evan Boutorwick, found his perfect fit when he started playing football at the age of 7 and has stuck with it ever since. Playing both the tight end and long snapper position with the Falcons, Boutorwick’s efforts paid off when he was named to the 2022 Under Armour All-America team as a long snapper.

To make the All-America roster, Boutorwick had to prove he deserved one of the two long-snapper spots on the team last summer at a specialist camp in Tennessee.

Competing with over 100 other high school football players in a knockout style competition, Boutorwick and one other long-snapper came out on top and were invited to play in the All-America Football Game on January 2, 2022 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

“It was special playing out there with the other guys, doing what we love,” Boutorwick said. “The adrenaline was high, we were on live TV and the energy was unmatched. It was an amazing experience.”

Evan Boutorwick shows All-American jersey

In addition to being named to the All-America team, Boutorwick ended last summer being ranked among the top five long snappers in the nation and has maintained a 4.0 GPA, all of which helped him commit to The University of Michigan’s football program as a long snapper.

“Evan’s success is a tribute to his goal setting and hard work,” said Anthony R. Smith, head football coach at Henry Ford II High School. “I am extremely happy for him and the opportunities he has earned.”

Although Boutorwick began playing football years ago, his road to playing college football began just a few years back at Bemis Junior High.

 “If I were never introduced to the long snapper position by my 8th grade coach, Mr. Bettys, I would never have taken this path,” Boutorwick said.

“I thank all that UCS has done for me and my dream to play college football.”

Although Boutorwick’s high school football career has concluded, he leaves behind a legacy for other college football hopefuls to follow.

“Evan’s hard work was rewarded and that is important for other student athletes to see,” Smith said.

“Now we have other athletes who want to follow in his footsteps.”