Nate SolderSchool: Buena Vista High, Buena Vista, Col.
"I would say the thing that distinguished him from other folks is just how humble and hard-working he was," said coach Bob Marken.
Marken also said Solder started out playing defensive end and tight end, but moved to middle linebacker his junior and senior seasons "so teams couldn't run away from him." As a senior, Solder was first-team All-State and his team lost in the Class 2A final. Solder also played baseball and basketball.