Tucson High School Sports

Former Nogales Kicker Luis Aguilar earns All-American Honors for NAU


Former Nogales standout Luis Aguilar (NAU) earned his sixth All-American honor on Wednesday when the kicker was named to the Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-America Team.

According to NAU, Aguilar finished the season third in the FCS in field goal percentage (88.8) and field goals made per game (1.83) and ninth in scoring (9.8 points per game). Among kickers, he was second in scoring.
Aguilar’s 57-yard field goal against Northern Colorado on Oct. 5 was the longest in the FCS this season and in all, he was 22-of-25 on field goal attempts. Aguilar made all 52 of his extra point attempts and led the country with 61 kickoffs that resulted in touchbacks.

This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.

Portions from news release.

We’ve recognized 7 athletes so far this year. We recognized 195 athletes in 2019.

Luis Aguilar/Football
Athlon Sports FCS Postseason All-American (1/15)

Abram Carrasco/Basketball
GSAC Player of the Week (1/7)
GSAC Player of the Week (1/14)

Alex Robles/Baseball
Tucson/Naranjeros de Hermosillo
Liga Mexicana del Pacifico Rookie of the Year (1/8)

Brooks Fail/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week (1/8)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/New Mexico State
Perfect Game Preseason All-American (1/7)

Tristan Peterson/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/New Mexico State
Perfect Preseason All-American (1/7)

Jamee Swan/Basketball
Colorado All-Decade Team (1/2)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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