Jared Hughes   Football Class of 2000

Jared Hughes was a two way starter on the Hanford football team that shocked the area. He was the leader on defense and the most valuable offensive player because Jared did it all. Any position or job needed to be done – he was the man. On defense as a linebacker, Jared’s game changing plays and leadership in the huddle always had the Falcon defense in the correct position. His tackle - the big hit heard across the Falcon nation - against Prosser on a 3rd down late in the game excited the team and the crowd. This inspired the Falcons to score on their next position to force overtime and eventually win one of the biggest games in Falcon football history. Jared earned All-Conference and All-State honors in football and was a contributing member on the Falcons basketball team.