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NFF honors top football scholars

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Southern Arizona chapter of the National Football Foundation honored their 19th scholar-athlete class at the Doubletree Hotel on Sunday night.

The group annually selects ten graduating senior high school football players and one University of Arizona player as recipients of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award.

This year’s recipients included:

Dylan Eickmer (Salpointe Catholic)
Jake Ksiazke (Salpointe Catholic)
Andrew Filiberti (Sahuaro)
Tristan Peterson (Canyon del Oro)
David Ogas (Morenci)
Cody Cropp (Pusch Ridge)
James Raica (Pusch Ridge)
William Walker (Cienega)
DeAndre Williams (Tucson)
Dionte Flores (Flowing Wells)
Casey Skowron (University of Arizona)

The mission of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the NFF-CHOF is to promote and develop leadership, character and academic excellence through amateur football.

These ten outstanding young men are selected on the basis of stringent criteria focusing on citizenship, academic scholarship and athletic achievement.

One of the ten senior high school honorees, will be nominated for the National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete Award to be presented in December 2016 in conjunction with the 59th Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Former Wildcat and Los Angeles Rams defensive assistant Chuck Cecil was the keynote speaker at the event. 

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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