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Torrey Pines' Ted Merrifield named Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player

Torrey Pines' Ted Merrifield named Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player

Ted Merrifield, a senior at Torrey Pines High School, has been selected from a pool of San Diego County student-athletes to receive the 2018 Dr Pepper Most Inspirational Player Award. Ted is being honored for his commitment to the San Diego homeless community, his accomplishments as a multi-sport athlete and for jumping into action to help save a man’s life at the Torrey Pines track last summer.

Ted will be presented with a $2,000 scholarship on the field at the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Dec. 31.

“I was kind of stunned,” said Ted, who was nominated for the honor by TPHS football coach Ron Gladnick. “I was honored and grateful for all that he had done for us...

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