Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
The 2017 Gatorade Massachusetts Football Player of the Year had the somewhat uncommon experience of starting as a freshman at the school where his father was the head coach, but once he took the field, his athleticism and understanding of the game left no doubt he was where he belonged. In his senior season, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior quarterback led the Dragons to a 12-1 record and the Division 2 state championship in 2016. Maimaron completed 160-of-267 passes for 2,621 yards and 40 touchdowns against just three interceptions. He also ran for 878 yards and 14 scores. In the state final, Maimaron passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-7 win over Shrewsbury High. He concluded his prep career with a state-record 122 touchdown passes.
As he did in high school, Maimaron became the starting quarterback as a freshman at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
The NFF would like to thank Boston College Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond, Fidelity Investments Senior Vice President Thomas McGirr and NFF COO Matthew Sign for taking part in the on-field presentation.
Grinold Chapter Names New Officers
Record-setting Duxbury High School quarterback Bobby Maimaron has been named one of five recipients of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. Each recipient is selected as the best of the best from his region of the country at the high school level. The five honorees, who are now playing college football after graduating high school in May, 2017, are being recognized solely for their accomplishments in high school. The five honorees will travel to the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, on December 5th at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Duxbury's Maimaron Named National Scholar-Athlete Recipient
The bi-annual officer rotation of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation was recently announced at the Annual Board of Directors meeting.
Xaverian High School Director of Athletics and hall of fame football coach Charlie Stevenson was named president. Moving into the First-Vice President role is John McCarthy, Director of the Institute for Athletic Coach Association at Boston University. Tufts University Head Football Coach Jay Civetti becomes Second-Vice President, while Bob Sherr joins the executive board as Third Vice-President. Sherr is owner of Sherr Financial Associates, based in Danvers, Massachusetts. Bob Holmes, retired high school sports editor of the Boston Globe, will become Past President.
Bill Gorman, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Wentworth Institute of Technology will continue as treasurer. The Scholar Athlete Selection Committee Chair will remain Bob Bancroft, retired head Coach at Pembroke High School. Jim Seavey, Assistant Athletic Director at Mount Ida College will stay in his role as Banquet Chair.
In addition, three new members have joined the Board of Directors. Sal Lupoli, founder and president of Lupoli Companies, the parent company of a multidimensional organization; retired Fidelity Investments Senior Vice-President Mark Leonard; and Doug Monson, Assistant Director of Athletics at Stonehill College have assumed Board responsibilities.
BC's Ruth Honored with On Campus Salute
Reprinted from the National Football Foundation
2017 College Football Hall of Fame electee Mike Ruth (Boston College) was honored Oct. 27 with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the Eagles' game against Florida State.
A consensus First Team All-American and the recipient of the 1985 Outland Trophy as the most outstanding interior lineman in the nation, Ruth led the Eagles to three bowl games, including a win in the 1985 Cotton Bowl against Houston. Click here to read more about Ruth.
During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each inductee returns to his alma mater or school where they coached to accept a Hall of Fame plaque that will remain on permanent display at the institution. Ruth will officially be inducted during the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event will be streamed live on ESPN3.