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Christopher earns all-state selection

Northwestern Lehigh senior Cade Christopher earned a place on the Pennsylvania Football Writers 2022 All-State Football Team.

Christopher, a first-year starter under center after playing receiver the past two seasons, gives the Tigers a string of five straight seasons where their quarterback has been to the All-State team.

Selected to the team as an offensive athlete, Christopher, a 6-0, 170-pound senior, ran for 1,886 yards and 27 touchdowns, while throwing for 799 yards and 11 scores. He also had three kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return touchdown.

“Cade is a tremendous athlete, but what probably isn’t appreciated enough is that he has a great football IQ,” Northwestern coach Josh Snyder said. “He had been our go-to receiver the last couple of years and without him at receiver, we really didn’t have a big play threat at that position this year. So we changed up the offense a little bit and gave our quarterback a few more reads to handle and Cade did a tremendous job executing it.

“He also showed a lot of toughness this year. As a receiver he was getting 5-10 touches a game at most - and almost all were in open space. This year, he was getting 20-plus carries in some games and as a quarterback they were almost all in tight spaces. I thought he did a great job of adjusting to that while also continuing to make explosive plays.”

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Cade Christopher was named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State team last week.