Bringing the Heat

Nate Fisher  |  Age 17  |  Yutan

When a high school produces a once-in-a-generation athlete, one who elevates their level of play in a way that leaves people awestruck, the community cannot help but be proud. Yutan has had the great pleasure of watching Nate Fisher grow and develop into a legendary athlete…in not just one sport, in multiple sports. A gifted student athlete, whose talents were visible at an early age, Fisher stood out in nearly every sport while raising eyebrows of parent spectators. Fisher has captivated local sports enthusiasts and continues to be the “talk of the town.”

Over the last three years, Fisher has picked up multiple awards, honors and recognition, excelling in football, basketball and baseball. He has strung together one of the most impressive athletic careers in the area. Now a senior, Fisher is bringing this brilliant career to a close as he steps on the mound for the Platte Valley Baseball Team, the sport he has ultimately selected to continue with after high school. Next year, Fisher will be pitching in Lincoln for the University of Nebraska.

Fisher is a four year letterman in football, basketball, baseball and academics. He has maintained Honor Roll distinction in all semesters of high school with a 4.0 GPA. He was named captain of his baseball and basketball teams for three years and the football team for two years. Fisher was named Student Body President his senior year and has served on the Student Council for four years. He was voted this year’s Homecoming King; he has been a member of the National Honor Society for three straight years; he is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and he is currently the President of Future Business Leaders of America.

In his final year of football, he recorded 590 yards receiving, four touchdowns and 130 tackles. He received All State Honorable Mention by both the Omaha World Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. In basketball, he averaged 20.5 PPG, 8.6 RPG and 41 blocked shots. He scored 62 3-pointers and went on to receive numerous awards for his play. Most notably, he was named to Huskerland Prep Magazine’s All State 1st Team, and the Omaha World Herald named him to 2nd Team All State. In baseball, he has received several awards as both a hitter and pitcher. In 2013, he was a member of the USA Midwest Regional Team and also a member of UBA’s 18U Elite Team. At press time, Fisher is carrying a .554 BA and has 4 HRs, 40 RBIs and 32 runs scored. On the mound he has 6 wins and 71 strikeouts.

The decision to pursue baseball after high school was almost an easy one for Fisher. He’s been attracted to the game since an early age and received great coaching while competing for the Omaha Pacesetter Organization for six years. In addition, Fisher loved watching his older sister Kelli, who was an All-State pitcher for Yutan and had propelled her team to a state championship. She is currently a Redshirt Freshman for the University of Bellevue Softball Team.

Nate is the son of Rick and Nancy Fisher of Yutan.

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