2020 High School Scholar-Athletes Announced
Thirty-three high school senior football players representing 24 area schools have been named to the 2020 Scholar-Athlete Class of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The honorees are judged on academics, community service, extra curricular activities and football ability.
"I continue to be overwhelmed by the many achievements in competition, in the classroom and in the community of our scholar-athletes each and every year, and the Class of 2020 is no exception. They have each brought great distinction to their schools, families and communities,” said Chapter Executive Director Jim Seavey.
Due to the COVID -19 pandemic the annual banquet at which the honorees receive their awards has been cancelled.
"It was certainly a very difficult decision to cancel this year's Scholar-Athlete Banquet, but the health, safety and well-being of our honorees, their families, coaches and members of the Chapter's footprint are always our first and only concern," Seavey said. "Though we cannot honor them in person, we celebrate their many achievements as they prepare for the next step of their journeys."
"We look forward to gathering once again next May to celebrate our scholar-athletes and special award winners, and I am extending an invitation to this year's class to join us in 2021 following what I know will be a highly successful and memorable first year of college. I am extremely grateful to our board of directors, our generous corporate partners and the outstanding staff of the Boston Newton Marriott for their understanding, guidance and help during this difficult time for all of us."
BC Tight End Pete Mitchell named to NFF College Hall of Fame Ballot
Boston College alumnus Pete Mitchell has been named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 2021 Hall of Fame ballot that was released June 17.
Mitchell was a two-time All-America and was a selected as a consensus All-America in 1994. In a BC career that spanned from 1991-1994, Mitchell made 190 receptions for 2,388 yards and 20 touchdowns. The receptions and receiving yards still stand as second all-time in Eagle annals.
To qualify for the ballot, a player must have been a first team All-America, been out of college for 10 years and " must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community."
Mitchell came to BC from Brother Rice School in Birmingham, Mich. After leaving the Heights, he played in the NFL from 1995-2003 for four different teams.
All members of the National Football Foundation are eligible to vote on the College Hall of Fame ballot. To become a member, click hereand select "Jack Grinold/Eastern Mass" as the Chapter affiliation in the drop down menu. You can view the ballot on line here.
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