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Konrad Reuland Hero Award

Konrad Reuland Hero Award

We say Tradition Never Graduations… well it’s not everyday that we get to start a new tradition, and it’s an honor to partner with Santa Margarita Toyota to continue a new tradition that we hope will carry on for years to come.

Konrad Reuland was an outstanding player and teammate for Mission Football from 2004 - 2006 helping to lead the Diablos to 39-2 record during that time. Reuland later went on to play for the University of Notre Dame and Stanford University. As an undrafted free-agent, Reuland played professional football for the 49ers, Colts, Ravens, and even rejoined his High School teammate and friend, Mark Sanchez, on the Jets. Reuland was known for his compassion, sacrifice and service in the community. On December 12, 2016, Reuland died from a brain aneurysm.

And as well as he was on the field, he was a better man off the field. Konrad was known in the community for his service and sacrifice. Even in his tragic and unfortunate death, he served others with life. He donated his organs to save the lives of three individuals including Baseball Hall of Fame player Rod Carew, who received his heart and kidney.

So in memory and honor of this great man, we’ve created the Konrad Reuland Hero Award presented by Santa Margarita Toyota. This award rewards character on and off the field. The Hero Award recognizes Integrity, Generosity, and Service to others.  This year, 7 young men were selected by coaches and the board of directors to represent the strong character that is pervasive on this team. The winner will be voted on by you, the fans!

The recipient of this prestigious award will receive a $1,500 scholarship towards college.

Your 2023 Inaugural Konrad Reuland Hero Award nominees are:

Travis Anderson

Jonavan Asuncion

Damien Coblentz

Reef Lancaster 

Jack Matranga 

Titus Miller

Chase Valousky

Thank you to our premier partner, Santa Margarita Toyota for partnering with this vision to award character in our community.