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Ostby named Offensive Rookie of the Year

Tim Ostby, a 2012 graduate of Morris Area High School, was named Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2012 Luther College Football Team. He was also presented his first collegiate letter.

Both awards were presented at the Luther College football banquet held Feb. 2, at Peace Dining Center located on the Luther College campus.

During the 2012 campaign, Ostby emerged as the Norse kick-off return specialist. He was credited with 25 returns for 477 yards. He ranked fourth in the Iowa Conference with a average of 19.1 yards per return. His single game high of 99 yards included his season long of 42 against Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa Sept. 29.

Ostby, who is also a member of Luther’s nationally ranked wrestling team, was also credited with five tackles.

Ostby is the son of Troy and Chayla Ostby of Morris.   

Luther College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and is located in Decorah, Iowa. The Norse compete in 10 men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports.

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