Teddy Bridgewater established himself as a legend with the Louisville Cardinals. As a sophomore, the Miami, Fla. native led his team to an upset win over the previously 11-1 Florida Gators in the 2013 Sugar Bowl. Then during the 2013 regular season, Bridgewater picked up where he left off with 3,970 yards behind a staggering 70.1 completion percentage (303-of-427); good for 31 touchdowns to only four interceptions.
On the heels of an exciting 9-2 inaugural season in 2013, Florida High School Football released their All-Southwest Florida Regional Elite team and two IMG Academy Ascenders were among those honored on the first or second team. DE Kyle Forde (Toronto, Canada/Senior) who was named to the First Team. Forde was joined by QB Michael O'Connor (Ottowa, Canada/Senior), who was named to the Second Team. Forde was a terror on the defensive line, racking up 18.5 sacks and 69 tackles on the year.
BRADENTON, FLA. — The IMG Academy’s sprawling 500-acre campus has attracted such elite athletes as Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams and Drew Brees. They would come through the gated entrance that is dotted with palm trees and find seclusion, a place to train with no distractions.
IMG Academy's inaugural season was a successful campaign that saw the team finish 9-2 overall, and among the leaders in the state of Florida in total offense and defense. On the heels of an impressive inaugural season, many of the players caught the attention of local and national writers alike, especially the international contingent of players on the roster.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Michael O'Connor rolled to his left and wedged a pass into a space between two defenders that only Bo Scarbrough could grab.
The high school teammates connected on a 32-yard pass play that set up a touchdown - and breathing room - for Team Highlight in the annual Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
Highlight defeated Team Nitro 31-21, with the O'Connor to Scarbrough connection aiding the victory.
Today at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., dozens of the most elite college football prospects will square off to showcase their skills before a nationally televised audience. Among the players taking the field today are IMG Academy's own QB Michael O'Connor and RB Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough led the team in rushing with 1,118 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns as the team finished the season with an incredible 9-2 mark in its inaugural season.
NEW YORK (December 16, 2013) – IMG, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced today a new relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the No. 1 hospital in orthopedics, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2013-14) and a leader in rehabilitation. Together the two industry leaders will provide a robust athlete rehabilitation program focused on diagnosis, treatment, accelerated injury recovery, and injury prevention, while collaborating to take the area of sports rehabilitation research and innovation to the next level.
On Wednesday evening, the IMG Academy Football program held its first-ever banquet to reflect on its inaugural season and honor its senior members. The night's program included a special presentation of framed jerseys to each member of the senior class, as well as a number of awards for those student-athletes who displayed great leadership on and off the field. Rising senior linebackers Nick Thomas and John Tauber were also named co-captains for the 2014 season.
Award recipients included: