Published On: Thu, Feb 9th, 2017

Manzer to play football at Morningside

OSMOND — Osmond High School senior Bryan Manzer (TE) made his intention to attend Morninside College to play football by signing his letter of intent Monday, Feb. 6.

Bryan is a four-year letter winner in football at Osmond High School. Manzer received All-District recognition as a tight end and defensive lineman for the 2016 season.

“Bryan’s efforts and dedication to football have been greatly appreciated by teammates, coaches, fans and opponents,” said OHS football Coach Rod Brummels. “Bryan was a four-year letter winner at Osmond.  He started for the Tigers from his freshman year on.  He was a leader on and off the field, working hard in the off season to develop his skill sets as a receiving tight end and as a defensive player.

“He played linebacker on defense his first three seasons, but seemed to find his defensive home his senior year at the defensive end position,  That move helped to solidify our defense.  He played through his senior year with a severely sprained ankle, but remained productive on both sides of the ball.

“Morningside has projected him to play the H back position, which is a hybrid tight end.  The H back is moved around in the offensive formation, aligning in a variety of spots along the offensive formations.  The position is used as a lead blocker, and edge setter, and as a receiving tight end.”

Bryan’s decision to choose Morningside College was based on the overall atmosphere of the college as well as the business and agriculture curriculum, and the success of the Mustang football team.  The teaching and coaching staff also encourage “service” to the community.

Bryan is the son of Steve and Beth Manzer.