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Athlete of the Year excelled in three sports

Athlete of the Year excelled in three sports

John Fitzgerald's athletic ability is off the charts.

His coaches at Gilman say he is talented enough to play football, basketball or baseball in college.

The senior had it all.

“He was big, physical and had great hand-eye coordination,” said St. Frances Academy football coach Henry Russell, who served as Gilman's linebackers and associate head coach last fall. “He could do whatever you asked him to do.”

The 2016 Baltimore Messenger male Athlete of the Year earned All-State honors in football, All-Metro honors in baseball and started on the Greyhounds' basketball team.

Fitzgerald will play football at Cornell University, choosing the...