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Congratulations this month to:

Obviously, congrats are due Kyle for his skill set, honors, awards and accolades, but his prominence is also a boost for the economic development and recognition of Hickory, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Catawba County and North Carolina as a whole. Scouts from ALL 32 NFL teams visited (after locating it on their maps) Hickory and LRU to see or just talk with Kyle and his coaches. Many of them came more than once and in packs of two or more (one team reportedly visited nine times!). That is a lot of hotel stays, meals, and entertainment spending by those scouts. And that is saying nothing about the MANY on-TV mentions of Hickory, NC, and Lenoir-Rhyne by announcers and scouts during the Senior Bowl.

LOUD APPLAUSE to KYLE, our Lenoir-Rhyne University, his coaches and particularly LRU V.P. Kim Pate and her Athletic Staff.