The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will hold its 31st Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Martin's West.
Ninety football players from 89 schools were nominated for this year's award. The schools were divided into five regions, and one winner will be selected from each.
A grand prize winner then will be picked from those five. The grand prize is $4,000; the regional winners will win $1,500. W. Eric Howard from North County won last year.
Long-time Carver coach Lloyd White will receive an award, as will Towson State coach Gordy Combs and Buzz Battaglia (for service to youth football). Poly, ranked first in this year's poll, gets the A. Paul Menton Trophy. University of Maryland coach Mark Duffner will be the speaker.
The nominees are:
Scott Adler, Boys' Latin; Matt Allen, Howard; Dave Almquist, Centennial; Dan Angelini, C. M. Wright; Justin Anderson, St. Mary's; Miles Barber, Northern; John Bennett, Middletown; Brian Berling, Liberty; Jamie Biddison, Gilman; Taurance Bishop, Dunbar; Igwe Blount, Overlea; Mike Boyle, John Carroll; Shawn Brodie, Mervo; Chris Buser, South River; Chris Cordisco, Glenelg; Jeff Cordisco, Glenelg; Chris Cortina, Cardinal Gibbons; Anthony Costanzo, Arundel; Joshua Crone, F. S. Key; Rickey Dangerfield, City; Chris DeGasperi, Westminster; Steve DePaul, Broadneck; Shawn DeYoung, Calvert Hall; Ryan Diener, Pikesville; Brian Doyle, Chesapeake-AA; Matt Fadrowski, Mount Hebron; Chad Fekel, Oakland Mills; Bryan Foltz, Franklin; Sam Friedman, Owings Mills; Ralph Gaston, Woodlawn; Michael Gibson, Havre de Grace; Nat Griffin Jr., Walbrook; James Hall, Carver; Mike Harris Jr., Catoctin; Chris Harrison, Fallston; Jay Heil, North Harford; Tony Heim, Edmondson/Westside; Bill Helm, Thomas Johnson; Eric Hiltz, Kenwood; Brad Hughes, Severn; Eric Hunsicker, Severna Park; Favian January, Aberdeen; Zach Jeffers, Poly; Josh Kaminsky, Towson; Ditania Kane, Southwestern; Eric Kaye, Atholton.
Pete Karvounis, St. Paul's; Jay Kerner, Eastern Technical; Chris King, Edgewood; Michael Layden, McDonogh; Jimmy Loetz Jr., Southern-Balt.; Mike Longazel, Old Mill; Coli McMahon, Loyola; Ricky Matthews, Lake Clifton-Eastern; Sean McNaboe, Meade; Cable Miller, Joppatowne; Kevin Miller, Lansdowne; Jamar Mullen, Southern-AA; Josh Nelson, Brunswick; Todd O'Brien, Northeast; Young Pak, Chesapeake-Balt.; Eddie Pailen, Mount St. Joseph; Don Pope Jr., Hereford; John Rehmert, Catonsville; Justin Rice, North County; Josh Rockwell, South Carroll; Ricky Rodgers III, Patapsco; Erik Ruppert, Randallstown; Mike Sargent, Hammond; Tim Schorr, Archbishop Curley; Dave Seebold, Sparrows Point; Joe Seetoo, Linganore; Mike Sellman, Parkville; Matt Shiring, Glen Burnie; Matt Slayter, Walkersville; Matt Smear, Annapolis; Ali Smith, Friends; Brian Smith, Perry Hall; Earl Smith, Patterson; Jason Smith, Frederick; Jermaine Sorrell, Milford Mill; Joe Strazzire, Bel Air; Tyson Su, Loch Raven; Antoine Thomas, Northwestern; Andy Vanderwagen, Wilde Lake; David Vaughn Jr., Douglass; Rich Venker, Dundalk; Jeff Williams, Dulaney; Ramadan Yasin, Forest Park; Tony Zahn, North Carroll.