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Jesuit Dallas Announces 2023 Sports Hall of Fame Class

The 24th annual Blue & Gold Banquet celebrating the Jesuit Dallas Sports Hall of Fame will proudly honor four former student-athletes whose contributions to Jesuit, their sport, and the community have left an indelible imprint on their alma mater and the programs in which they competed.

This year's inductees, NCAA champion and All-American Dan Morris '13 (lacrosse); record-setting receiver Jake Oliver '13 (football); three-time Major champion and World No. 1 Jordan Spieth '11 (golf); and dual-sport star Brian Wetzel '11 (football/basketball), have helped contribute to Jesuit's legacy as one of the most celebrated high school athletic programs in Texas, and over the course of their high school careers, added to the School's totals of 129 state championships and a state-best 77 boy's district titles since 2003.

In addition, this year's ceremonies will recognize the remarkable accomplishments of the 2010 Jesuit Dallas soccer team, which scripted one of the most historically impressive seasons in UIL history. Led by head coach Charlie DeLong, the Rangers finished 25-0-0 with 16 shutouts, becoming the first private school to capture a UIL state title while ending the year ranked No. 1 in the ESPN Rise and Top Drawer Soccer national rankings.

The 2023 Blue & Gold Banquet is sold out. Family, friends, and fans will be able to watch the event on the Jesuit Dallas streaming portal.


DAN MORRIS '13 A standout goalkeeper, Dan Morris was a three-time first team all-state selection and consensus All-American in lacrosse, as well as the program's first sophomore captain, and a two-time Team MVP. A sensational stint at the University of Maryland followed his Jesuit career, as Morris won a national championship with the Terrapins in 2017, was a two-time All-American and was named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America first team. Additionally, Morris was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and was honored as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2017. Morris was selected with the 50th overall pick of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse draft by the New York Lizards and served as the starting goalkeeper for the Philippines National Team.

JAKE OLIVER '13 One of the most prolific wide receivers in the annals of Texas high school football, Jake Oliver ended his historic career with a state-record 308 receptions, 4,567 yards and 56 touchdowns. A three-time all-state selection, he earned the prestigious Landry Award in 2012, designated to recognize the top football student-athlete in North Texas. He was also selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named to the 2013 Parade All-American team. Oliver continued his playing career at the University of Texas, where he caught 33 receptions for 358 yards in 19 games for the Longhorns. Oliver's high school reception total still ranks second across all divisions in Texas while he ranks inside the top six all-time in career receiving yards and career receiving touchdowns.

JORDAN SPIETH '11 Jordan Spieth authored a record-breaking career at Jesuit Dallas before embarking on a dazzling professional career that has made him one of the most recognizable names in the history of American golf. A three-time UIL state champion, Spieth was also a three-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American, two-time U.S. Junior amateur champion, and the 2009 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year. After leading the University of Texas to the 2012 NCAA Championship while earning All-American accolades and Big 12 Player of the Year honors, Spieth became the youngest PGA Tour winner in 82 years with his victory at the 2013 John Deere Classic, igniting a dominant decade-long run that has included 16 professional victories, 79 top-10 finishes, and three Major championships. Spieth, who in 2015 finished as FedEx Cup champion and PGA Player of the Year while ranking No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings, is the second-youngest golfer in history to win the first three legs of the career Grand Slam.

BRIAN WETZEL '11 A multi-sport star who forged a stellar football career at the collegiate level, Wetzel was a four-time all-district selection at Jesuit who excelled on the gridiron and the hardwood. As the 2009-10 UIL District 8-5A Basketball Newcomer of the Year, Wetzel helped Jesuit capture the 2010 district championship. A two-time all-district pick in football, Wetzel made history on Sept. 3, 2010, as he scored six touchdowns to lead a Jesuit rally past Strake and join an elite group of players in Texas high school football history to ever achieve that feat. Wetzel attended Fordham University where he started as a freshman before establishing himself as one of the top wide receivers in the Rams' 141-year history. A 2014 All-American, Wetzel was a six-time All-Patriot League selection and currently ranks second in program history for career receptions, career receiving yards, and career receiving touchdowns, while authoring the most 100-yard games in Fordham program history.