Former Fishers Tiger and University of Indianapolis senior Koby Orris has been named the recipient of two prestigious awards affiliated with his days as a Fishers Tigers. In April he will receive the Central Indiana National Football Foundation’s Collegiate Award which is given to a former NFF Scholar-Athlete Award winner who then goes on to have an outstanding college career. Koby helped the Greyhounds to a 9-2 record and a third consecutive GLVC Championship in 2014 while maintaining a 3.86 GPA in Exercise Science and Physical Therapy. He also led the Greyhounds in interceptions and was 4th on the team in tackles. Following his senior season he was named GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the year after being just 1 of 3 Division II players in the country to be named to the Academic All-American Football Team in consecutive years. Koby, along with Fishers Tigers teammate Dakota Slaughter, was an NFF Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2011 after leading the Tigers to the 5A State Championship in football. He will receive the award at the April 18 NFF Awards Dinner which takes place at the Colts Complex where current Tiger Luka Skudrzik will become the 9th Fishers Tiger to receiver the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award.
The 2nd award that Orris will be receiving is the Michael J. Rabold Award presented by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. This honor is awarded to a former Indiana Football All-Star who played in the North-South All-Star Game and then went on to have the most prestigious college career. Koby joined teammate Brian Sutton and Head Coach Rick Wimmer as members of the South squad in the Indiana North-South All-Star Game in 2011. He will be presented with this award at halftime of the 2015 Indiana North-South All-Star Game at North Central HS on July 17 when current Fishers Tiger Josh Lloyd will be playing to represent the Tigers.
Congratulations to Koby on an outstanding college career and the well-deserved honors he has been awarded.