WNY COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD WINNERS
Buffalo State (TE)
Major: Elementary Education
Graduated from Rush-Henrietta High School; elected captain of the 2012 Bengals' football team; played for the Bengals for four years; 2012 was his most productive season with 10 catches for 158 yards and a TD; excellent student who hopes to teach.
Played all 18 games over the last two years for ECC Kats; started all 8 games in 2012 and led ECC with three interceptions including a 40-yard TD; finished 8th on the team with 29 tackles and two pass breakups; chosen as "Defensive Player of the Week" twice; named to All-Northeast Football Conference third team and was also chosen to All-Region III Football team; hopes to continue playing at a four-year college.
Former star at Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo; started all four years at UB; 2012 was his best year with 77 tackles (11 for loss); he recorded 6.5 QB sacks and three blocked kicks this season; he finished his career fourth in UB history with 18.5 career sacks and 10th in career tackles for loss.