Glen Este’s Tyler Duncanson to further education and play football at St. Joseph’s College of Indiana
Tyler Duncanson, a valuable member of the ruggedly tough Glen Este Trojans’ varsity football defensive unit, has recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his education and football career at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
The first three years of Duncanson’s high school career were at Batavia and he transferred to Glen Este before the beginning of his senior year. At Glen Este he earned a varsity letter in football and will be earning a varsity letter this spring in track and field. At Batavia he lettered in football three years, basketball two years, and track and field three years and was a member of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division all-star grid squad.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 235-pound, linebacker has received several special honors – scholar-athlete recognition, a sportsmanship award, and was also recognized as an Energy Leader.
"I loved the people and the coaches that I met at St. Joseph's," said Duncanson. Lou Esposito is the head coach of the St. Joe's Pumas.
"I'm really happy with his decision. Everyone seems so super and was super to him," said Tyler's mother, Lisa.
"They have some really great people there. We met good kids and good coaches," said Tyler's father, Duke, who was a football standout in his own right at Batavia High School.
"My parents motivated me and guided me in the right direction," said Tyler. "(Glen Este head varsity football) coach (Zak) Taylor took me in and he and the rest of the football coaching staff showed they were interested in me and they were good to me."
Varsity football games at the beginning and the end of his high school career on the gridiron stand out in his recollections.
"My freshman year at Batavia we made the state playoffs and played against Versailles... coach (Ron) Ogden was a big help to me then...This year in the playoffs we beat Northmont and played St. Xavier very tough," he said.
"Tyler's a great football player and a great person, a great leader, and polite." said Taylor. "He stepped into our program and was a leader pretty quick. He stepped up and helped us out right away."