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David Morasch and Gresch Jensen named top two winners at Seattle Chapter 2015 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony

The Seattle Chapter's 50th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at CenturyLink Field. The focus of this annual event is to acknowledge the accomplishments of Seattle\King County high school football players. This year we hosted 97 players and their coaches. The top Back and Lineman were each awarded $2000 scholarships.

David Morasch
David Morasch
Gresch Jensen
Gresch Jensen

The winner of Lineman of the Year was David Morasch, Kentlake High School. Additional Linemen finalists were Eron Kross (Bellevue High School), Christopher Orrico (Newport High School) and Jonathan Osman (Mercer Island High School).

The winner of Back of the Year was Gresch Jensen, Auburn Mountainview High School. Additional Back finalists were Dylan Axelson (Woodinville High School), Zachary Hasson (Renton High School) and Eric Kim (Mercer Island High School).

Receiving the Rusty Young Memorial Award was Seattle Seahawks photographer Corky Trewin. This is awarded to the individual or corporation that exhibits a dedication to the game and its athletes through their contributions for the benefit of the scholar-athlete. Corky has been a supporter to our organization with his services since 1979.

Sandy Ringer was given the Tony Gasparovich Memorial Award. Each year this award is given to an area football supporter who exhibits love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those with whom they work. Sandy was honored for her nearly 40 years as a sportswriter, with 28 years at The Seattle Times focusing on high school sports.

The featured guest speaker was Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Baldwin gave an inspiring speech on the role of educational excellence in his life.

View the Program from the 2015 Awards Banquet (PDF file approx 4.5MB).

Photos from the event are available at www.robinmariephotography.com using password NFF (all upper case) or in the Seattle NFF Photo Gallery. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

View the complete list of all the nominees and pictures of the eight finalists.


Photos from this year's 2015 Seattle NFF Awards Banquet. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

Read about last year's Awards Banquet.

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Seattle NFF Chapter News

Lincoln Kennedy Honored with NFF Hall of Fame Salute During 2015 Apple Cup

Lincoln Kennedy Hall of Fame Salute
The University of Washington and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame jointly honored Lincoln Kennedy with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during the 108th Apple Cup at Husky Stadium on Nov 27. Read Story.

2014 Seattle Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

The Seattle Chapter's 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Lineman Ben Josie (Kennedy Catholic) and Back Davidson Emanuels (Mercer Island) were honored with the top scholarships of $2,000 each. Read Story.

The New Standard in Football

Heads Up Football is a comprehensive collection of resources that addresses the complex challenges of player health and safety in youth and high school football. Through coaching education and certification, Heads Up Tackling, concussion awareness, proper equipment fitting, heat and hydration training and more, Heads Up Football sets a new standard in football. Read More at USAFootball.com.

2013 Seattle Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

The Seattle NFF chapter held the 48th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Lineman Cody David Sheffels (Eastlake) and Backs Timothy David Haehl (Bellevue High) and Andrew Allen Wallen (Auburn Riverside) were honored with the top scholarships of $2,000 each. Read Story.

Wayne & Anne Gittinger Honored with 2013 E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At our 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, Wayne and Anne Gittinger were honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

Roland "Red" Smith Honored with 2013 Tony Gasparovich Award

At our 2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, Coach Roland "Red" Smith was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

"Football Matters To Me": A New PSA Campaign from the NFF

The NFF has started a new PSA campaign called "Football Matters to Me", which encourages people nationwide to share the positive impact that football has had on their lives. Watch the Video by GE CEO Jeff Immelt.

NFHS supports USA Football's Heads Up Football program

Advancing student-athlete health and well-being remains a top priority for the NFHS, and the Federation has partnered with USA Football, which shares that commitment. Read Story.

2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

Drew Thompson and Mason Friedline were honored with the top two scholarships at the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Feb 10, 2013. Read Story.

101 Club Honored with "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards, the 101 Club was honored with the "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. The 101 Club is a smaller group within the Washington Athletic Club. Read Story.

Ed Lucero Honored with Tony Gasparovich Award

At the 2012 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Ed Lucero, Line Coach at Snohomish High School, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

Rewind: Live chat with former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman

Wyman talked about the Seahawks' playoff game against Washington, his playing career and more in a live chat Jan. 3 on seattletimes.com. Read Story (external link)

Hall of Fame Candidate Capsule: UW's Greg Lewis

A short summary of Hall of Fame candidate Greg Lewis, UW Running Back 1987-1990. The 2012 Hall of Fame Class will be announced on May 15 in New York City. Read Story.

2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Seattle Chapter's 46th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards took place on February 12, 2012 at Century Link Field. Jeffrey Lindquist and Jakob Eldrenkamp were honored with the top two awards. Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter honors Gertrude Peoples

At our 2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Gertrude Peoples, Former Director UW Student-Athlete Academic Services, was honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter honors Paul Lawrence

At our 2011 Scholar-Athlete Awards, Paul Lawrence, former coach at Everett High School and All State Game Director, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

2011 PP&K Competition

The 2011 local Punt, Pass and Kick Competition took place on October 9. The even was co-sponsored by the Seattle NFF Chapter and the Federal Way Hawks Junior Football organization. Many thanks to everyone who participated this year.

2010 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 45th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on February 13, 2011 at Qwest field. Jay Chakravarty (Liberty) and James Boker (Redmond) were honored with the top two awards. Read Story.

2010 PPK Competion

The 2010 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition was held Sunday, Sept 27, 2009, at Highline Memerial Stadium. We want to thank everyone who helped to make the event a success. Read Story.

2009 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 44th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on December 13, 2009 at Qwest field. The top two scholarships were awared to Nicholas Anderson (Lindbergh High School) and Troy Solly (Liberty High School). Read Story.

Seattle NFF Chapter Named Charity of the Month

The Seattle NFF Chapter has been named the August Charity of the Month by Bonneville Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks. Read Story.

2009 Golf Tournament

The 2009 Chapter Annual Shotgun Golf tournament was held on Monday, Augt 3, in Olympia. The Seattle Chapter board would like to thank all the participants and sponsors who helped make it a success. Read Story.

2008 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The 43rd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony took place on December 14, 2008 at Qwest field. Jackson Pierce and Kurt Stottlemyer, both from Bothell High, were honored with the top awards. Read Story.

2008 "Rusty" Young Memorial Award

At the 2008 Awards Banquet, Dick Dugdale was honored with the E.R. "Rusty" Young Memorial Award. Read Story.

2008 Tony Gasparovich Award

At the 2008 Awards Banquet, Craig Smith, Seattle Times Reporter, was honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award. Read Story.

2008 Chapter Golf Tournament

The Seattle NFF Chapter Annual Shotgun Golf tournament was held Monday, August 18, at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club. Read Story.

2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards

The Seattle Chapter 2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony and Brunch was held Sunday, December 16, at Qwest Field. J.J. Clark of Eastlake High School and Allen Trillana of Kent-Meridian were honored with the top two awards, each receiving a $2000 scholarships from the Seattle Chapter. Read Story.

Two Local Coaches Honored with 2007 Tony Gasparovich Award

Terry Ennis and Rollie Robins were both honored with the Tony Gasparovich Award at the 2007 Scholar-Atlete Awards on December 16. This award is presented by the Seattle-King County Chapter to football supporters who exhibit love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those they work with. Read Story.

Kiilsgaard Named National High School Scholar-Athlete

Kellen Kiilsgaard was honored by the NFF as one of five 2007 National High School Scholar-Athletes during the 60th annual awards luncheon held December 4, 2007 in New York City. Read Story. View Photos.

2007 Scholar-Athlete Awards Mentioned in The Seattle Times

An article about the chapter awards was published on Dec 17. Read Seattle Times Story

 

National NFF News*

Chalktalk - September 19, 2016

NFF launches first-ever Congressional College Football Caucus, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 12, 2016

NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - September 8, 2016

Links to profiles on all 16 members of the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Chapter Network Celebrates Record Breaking Year

Nationwide, the NFF chapter network distributes more than $1 Million in scholarships in 2016. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 30, 2016

The NFF salutes the hard work of its chapter leaders, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 22, 2016

2016 college football season kicks off this week, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 15, 2016

NFF announces partnership with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Distributes Safety Guidelines for HS Football Coaches & Parents

The NFF has distributed a set of guidelines that will help high school coaches make their programs safer than ever. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 8, 2016

Rule changes for the 2016 College Football season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - August 1, 2016

Hall of Famer Steve Eisenhauer (Navy) passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 26, 2016

NFF National Scholar-Athlete Nominations are now open, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 18, 2016

Nomination forms for National Scholar-Athlete Awards have been sent to collegiate sports information directors, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - July 12, 2016

Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer to receive Tom Osborne Legacy Award, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - July 5, 2016

2012 Gold Medal recipient Roscoe Brown passes away at age 94, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - June 27, 2016

Archie Manning Named 2016 NFF Gold Medal Recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 20, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 14, 2016

College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta now offering free admission for all active duty and retired military, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - June 6, 2016

The NFF releases the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - May 31, 2016

College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Williams (Notre Dame) passes away, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 23, 2016

William H. McRaven named 2016 NFF Distinguished American Award recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 16, 2016

National 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot to be announced June 1, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - May 9, 2016

Voice of the Washington Huskies Bob Rondeau named 2016 NFF Chris Schenkel Award recipient, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 25, 2016, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - April 19, 2016

NFF mourns the passing of Bill Campbell, the longtime NFF Board Member, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - April 12, 2016

College football ratings and attendance remain strong, plus other NFF news. Read Story

Chalktalk - April 4, 2016

A look at some of the new rules for the 2016 college football season, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 28, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 22, 2016

Upcoming events at the College Football Hall of Fame, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 16, 2016

New college football officiating rules for 2016, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - March 7, 2016

Hall of Famer Albert Wistert Passes Away at 95, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 25, 2016

NFF Chapter Network Set to Distribute More Than $1 Million in Scholarships in 2016, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 17, 2016

Featuring the latest edition of the Footballetter, the digital magazine from the NFF, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 9, 2016

NFF Chapters Stage National Signing Day Events, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - February 2, 2016

NFF to Salute Black History Trailblazers, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 19, 2016

NFF Applauds New Concussion Legislation, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

NFF Announces 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class

The NFF & College Hall of Fame announced the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class. This year's class includes Mike Utley, Washington State (1985-88). Read Story.

Chalktalk - January 5, 2016

NFF Mourns the Passing of Mike Cleary, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History, New Years Day Edition

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Dec 28-Jan 3

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Dec 21-27

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - December 22, 2015

The NFF remembers those who passed away in 2015, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Dec 14-20

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

NFF Concludes Star-Studded 58th Annual Awards Dinner

The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City was the site for the 58th National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner on December 8. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Dec 7-13

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Nov 30-Dec 6

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Nov 23-29

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

Chalktalk - November 23, 2015

ESPN’s Mike Tirico Named Emcee of 2015 NFF Annual Awards Dinner, plus other NFF news. Read Story.

This Week in Football History Nov 16-22

A look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 147 years. Read Story.

 

*National news headlines and stories courtesy of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame



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