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Fairview’s Bridger Dunn, seen here celebrating the Knights’ win against ThunderRidge in the Class 5A semifinals, will continue his football career at Puget Sound

While quarterback Anders Hill and receiver Sam Martin lit up the scoreboard and garnered well-earned headlines, the run into the 2013 Class 5A state championship game by the Fairview football team was unquestionably a team-wide accomplishment.

And few of those Knights exemplified team play better than Bridger Dunn and Daniel Hoskins.

This week, both Fairview seniors committed to collegiate programs, with Hoskins landing at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio and Dunn signing with Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.

Both schools boast NCAA Division III football programs and are regarded as premier academic institutions.

“Really, they both played out of position for us in order to better help the team,” Fairview coach Tom McCartney said. “Bridger is a very talented tight end, but we asked him to move to offensive tackle and it really, really helped us. Dan is a natural fullback, and playing linebacker and fullback really for him is second nature, but we just don’t use a fullback all that much and he really was able to help us on the offensive line.

“It’s such a great opportunity for them both. I’m super excited for them and really proud.”

Hoskins led Fairview’s defense with 106 total tackles in 2013. Dunn was one of four Fairview defenders to register at least three quarterback sacks, and he also recorded a pair of fumble recoveries.

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