LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School's left-handed starting quarterback, Tom Fiedler, has been gaining interest from college scouts thanks to his athletic talent, grades, extracurriculars and personal website run by his dad and brother.
"When Dave Fiedler’s son played basketball and football at Lyons, Fiedler assumed college athletic opportunities would materialize.
But that never happened for Dylan Fiedler, who is now a student at Wisconsin-Madison.
Dave Fiedler vowed to be more hands-on for the last of his five children.
Left-handed starting quarterback Tom Fiedler, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound junior from La Grange, is receiving college interest due to his strong arm, solid grades and extra activities such as membership with Deerfield-based Core 6 Athletes, a training program for college football prospects.
To give Tom Fiedler even more exposure, Dave Fiedler launched a personal website with the assistance of son Matt Fiedler, a web designer living in Boulder, Colo.
At tomfiedler14.com, college recruiters and high school football fans can get a complete week-by-week summary of Tom Fiedler’s season. Dave Fiedler records video of every game and posts it soon after editing. Highlights from Tom Fiedler’s 235-yard, two-touchdown performance during Friday night’s 17-10 upset at Downers Grove North are already on the site.
“I don’t go on it much,” Tom Fiedler said. “It’s a way of sending out a link to our practice and game highlights (to recruiters). The only thing I do is check it once in a while.”"
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