Sixty-nine of the area's most academic-minded high school football players will be honored Wednesday night at the 51st Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame at Martin’s West.
Five of the players from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties will receive regional scholarships, sharing $20,000 in scholarship money.
In addition to the scholars, the event also honors the area's top football teams from last fall. The two state champions covered by the Greater Baltimore Chapter, Class 3A winner Franklin and Class 2A winner Midldletown, will receive Ben Eaton Sr. Championship awards. The honor recognizes the legacy of the late Dunbar football coach.
McDonogh, the MIAA A Conference champion and The Baltimore Sun's No. 1 team, will receive the A. Paul Menton Award as the Greater Baltimore area's top-rated prep team.
The Towson University football team also will be recognized for its stellar 2013 season, which culminated in an appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision championship game.
The following are the high school scholar athletes to be honored:
Brian Anderson, City
Imani Anderson, Dulaney
Kenneth Armiger, St. Mary’s
Harpal Bains, Eastern Tech
Austin Baltimore, Patterson Mil
André Beckles, Milford Mill
Alexander Berencz, Sparrows Point
Robert Carter Jr., Long Reach
Justice Cash, Annapolis
Nicholas Davis, Perry Hall
Peter DeGuzman, Towson
Alvin Dennis Jr., Aberdeen
Brian DeStefano, Severn
Darien Dixon, McDonogh