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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Desmond Tardy, Mr. Football for 2003.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 113th General Assembly (2004)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Desmond Tardy, the 2003 Indiana Mr. Football.

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy, the quarterback for state champion Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, was named the 2003 Indiana Mr. Football;

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy was the obvious choice of the state's coaches and media in balloting for the 12th annual Mr. Football award, receiving 87 first place votes and 586 points from the 233 ballots cast;

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy set several individual records in the state championship game, including most rushing yards, 317; most points, 26; most touchdowns, 4; and most rushing touchdowns, four;

    Whereas, As a senior, Desmond Tardy passed for 893 yards and 16 touchdowns with just two interceptions;

    Whereas, the 6-foot-1 quarterback had two-year totals of 2,371 yards rushing, 1,516 yards passing, 67 touchdowns, and a 25-3 record;

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy also was named to the Associated Press All-State first team;

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy will attend Purdue University; and

    Whereas, Desmond Tardy has established himself, through

his natural talent, engaging personality, and competitive nature, as an outstanding athlete and young person who has given Hoosiers throughout the state many hours of pleasure with his outstanding athletic prowess: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly extends its congratulations to Desmond Tardy on his selection as the 2003 Indiana Mr. Football and wishes him well in his career at Purdue University.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Desmond Tardy and his family, coach Kevin Wright, and the principal of Warren Central High School.