Texas School for the Deaf Athletics

NDIAA selects Player of the Year

List of Athletic Awards:

1st All District Team
1st All American Team– NDIAA (www.ndiaa.us) & DeafDigest
National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (Austin Chapter) Scholar – Athlete candidate
Team MVP
Own all passing records here

From Kelvin Etkie, Head Football Coach
Definitely one of the great all around athletes at TSD. Plan to play either football or basketball at
Gallaudet. Scoring: 2 TDs, Rushing 49 for 72, 2 TDs; Passing; 116 out of 220 for 2,016, 22 TDs
and 12 INTs; Tackling: 40 solo, 27 assists, 8.5 LSY; Dalton Etkie is the heart and soul of TSD
football program. Despite the fact that he only played 9 games as QB this year, he manages to
throw over 2000 yards and 22 TDs. On the Defense side of the ball he had to step out one game
and played 8 games due to knee injury in the mid-season. This has not stopped him from playing
football. On many occasion, Dalton have saved several opponent’s touchdown by being
aggressive in his pursuit tackle. Making him the last man to tackle. He was like a coach on the
field both side, Offense and Defense. He would line up the boys properly and tell those who need
to do what the coaches want them to do. On the offense side of the ball he would make some
audible adjustment on his own and he is able to lead offense without the help of coaches.

1st All American Basketball - NDIAA & DeafDigest
NDIAA Div 1 basketball player of the year
1st All Basketball League
Selected to play for USADB (United States of America Deaf Basketball) HS Basketball All Star in
PA last April.
Team MVP

From Chris Hamilton, Head Basketball Coach
Dalton is simply our best player. Does everything the team needs. Averaged 16.1 pts and 5.2
rebounds as a PG then forward then a shooting! guard. Did play PG at the beginning of the
season then moved to forward for a few games then ended up playing as a shooting guard. Was
selected as 3rd best player in the district. Ranger Classic, SoCo Classic and Clerc All
Tournament. First All-District team. Lead team to 19 wins. Team MVP. His 2 pt fg was amazing -
58%. He is one of my top TSD 10 all around basketball player.