Monday, June 18, 2018

David Freer - 2018 Highlands Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee


The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate.

Highlands High School is excited to announce the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.  Inductees include: Angela Barre Falhaber, David Freer, Tammy Schlarman Freihofer, Eric Glaser, Justin Frisk, Coach Bill Herrmann, Scott Kuhnhein, Jean Pritchard, Kimberly Draud Rohmiller, and Michael Vories.

The Team of Distinction is the 1978-79 Boys Basketball Team.

David Freer graduated from Highlands in 1971, where he earned varsity letters for four years in football and basketball, and was a five-year letterman in track.  He was a star running back in football and was co-captain for an undefeated 1970 State Champion team leading Kentucky in scoring with 206 total points (26 touchdowns, 47 extra points, and a field goal).


He was also a co-captain in track his senior year.  His long list of football accolades includes several local and All-State honors from the Louisville Courier-Journal 1st team, Lexington Herald-Leader 1st team, Associated Press, and UPI.  In addition to being recognized on the state level Mr. Freer received national recognition after being named to the 1970 Sunkist Prep All-American Football Squad and a member of the Scouting Systems of America 1970 All-America Football Team.  Dave was also awarded the Babe Ruth Sportsmanship award his junior year at Highlands.

After high school, Dave attended Eastern Kentucky University on a full football scholarship.  Mr. Freer has given back to Highlands serving as teacher, coach, and assistant principal and continues to work at his alma mater as the in-school suspension instructor.  He resides in Fort Thomas with his wife Christie Dunham and has 2 children: Ben (’98) and Melissa (’01).

The Highlands Athletics Boosters Association sponsors the Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate. 


The event details and ticket sales will be announced closer to the event.

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