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Calumet’s Djerf commits to U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Calumet's Nick Djerf (18) runs while being pursued by West Iron County's Nolan Anderson (17) and Gage Larson (18) on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Calumet, Mich. (Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette)

CALUMET — Calumet High School senior Nick Djerf accepted a congressional appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this fall.

Djerf, a three-sport Copper Kings athlete earning nine letters, will play football, club hockey and run track at the academy.

Djerf had a 3.96 grade-point average at CHS. He was a three-time all-state selection in hockey in 2018-20. He was an All-UP football return specialist and West PAC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2018. He was an All-Conference First Team running back and defensive back in 2019, as well as an All-U.P. defensive back and return specialist. He was also a U.P. All-Star game selection for this summer.

In track and field, Djerf was an All-State performer in the 400-meter relay, discus, long jump and pole vault.

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