Today's Globe featured a story about 22 football players who will be honored by a football foundation.
Here are the bios of the 22 players selected as Scholar-Athletes by the Jack Grinold EMass Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
John Bumpus, Concord-Carlisle — The 6-3, 210-pound Bumpus was a two-year starter at tight end, linebacker, and defensive end. He was a member of the Coaches All-State team at linebacker. He will attend Brown.
James Collins, Reading — Playing guard and defensive tackle for the unbeaten Super Bowl champion Rockets, Collins was a Globe All-Scholastic and a two-time Middlesex League All-Star. The 6-2, 247-pound Collins was also an all-star wrestler.
Cameron Colwell, Xaverian — At 6-5, 275 pounds, Colwell was hard to miss on the Xaverian line. A member of the Coaches All-State team, he was a Globe All-Scholastic and led the Hawks to the Division 1 Super Bowl title.
Joseph Cookson, Belmont Hill — A three-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back, Cookson will play lightweight football at Penn. A talented singer as well, he was a class officer and captain of the football team.
Patrick Crosby, Lincoln-Sudbury — A member of the Coaches All-State team as well as an All-Scholastic, Crosby was the Dual County League’s lineman of the year. The 6-3, 290-pound tackle was a three-year starter at L-S and will attend Lafayette.
John Daniels, Masconomet — The Dartmouth-bound tight end and defensive end was a two-year starter for the Cape Ann League champions. He is also the senior class vice-president and was co-captain of the basketball team and the outdoor track team.
Andrew Dirks, Belmont Hill — The 6-3, 260-pound tackle will play at Amherst this fall after leading Belmont Hill to a 6-2 record last fall. Dirks also plays lacrosse and was involved in the school’s Investment Club.
Shawn Doherty, Mansfield — A two-year starter at running back and a two-time Hockomock League All-Star, Doherty finished his career with a school-record 2,669 yards. He was team captain as well as his class vice-president. He will attend Bates.
Kerry Hecker, Needham — The Bay State Conference All-Star was a two-year starter at split end and corner of the Rockets. He also was a starter on the basketball team and in lacrosse and earned all-star honors in lacrosse last spring.
Casey Johnson, Lynn Classical — A two-year starter at linebacker, running back and wide receiver, Johnson was the team MVP, an Agganis All-Star, and a Northeastern Conference All-Star. Johnson is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Andre Joseph, BB&N — A four-year starter at wide receiver and safety, Joseph earned All-ISL honors the past two years. Bound for Cornell, Joseph was also captain of the baseball and basketball teams.
Max Kingsley, St. Sebastian’s — The 6-4, 230-pound tight end and defensive end was a three-year starter for the Arrows. This fall he was an ISL All-Star and in June he will play in the Shriners Game. He will play at Dartmouth this fall.
Zachary Lattrell, Central Catholic — A three-year starter in football for the Raiders, Lattrell was also a state champion wrestler. Lattrell was a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star in both sports and was All-Scholastic in football. He will attend Brown.
Bob MacNeil, Marshfield — The Globe All-Scholastic led the Rams to the Super Bowl title, capping a career in which he started all four years of high school. The 5-11, 215-pound fullback and linebacker, was a two-time Atlantic Coast League All-Star and the ACL MVP this fall.
Scott McCummings, Natick — A three-year starter for Natick, the 6-2 McCummings was one of the top quarterbacks in the state last fall, finishing the regular season with 15 touchdown passes. A Globe All-Scholastic, he will attend Connecticut.
Robert Ofoedu, St. Clement — A running back and safety, Ofoedu was the Catholic Central Small Offensive MVP this fall. he led Division 4 in rushing touchdowns and finished as the all-time leading runner in school history with 3,026 yards. He’ll attend Tufts.
Jake O’Malley, St. Sebastian’s — A three-year starter for St. Seb’s, the 6-3, 185-pound split end and defensive back earned All-ISL honors his senior year. He also earned New England Class B honors after finishing with 26 receptions for 378 yards and six touchdowns.
Derek Papagianopoulos, BB&N — A rare five-year starter, the 5-10, 245-pound running back and linebacker was the ISL MVP this fall. He finished as the school’s all-time leading rusher. An All-American wrestler as well, he’ll attend Virginia.
Alex Phelan, Xaverian — The quarterback of the Super Bowl winning Hawks, Phelan finished his season with 14 touchdown passes and one All-Scholastic honor, the Globe’s Division 1 Player of the Year. The Xaverian captain will atennd Brown in the fall.
Ryan Pollock, Reading — A three-year starter at running back and strong safety, Pollock helped lead the Rockets to an unbeaten season and the Division 2 Super Bowl title. A Globe All-Scholastic, he finished with more than 1,500 yards and 21 touchdowns. He’ll attend Tufts.
Thomas Romero, Bishop Feehan — The quarterback of the Division 3 Super Bowl champions, Romero finished the regular season with 13 touchdown passes. A two-year starter, he was an Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star and a Globe All-Scholastic.
Christopher Splinter, Masconomet — A member of the Coaches All-State team and the Globe’s Division 2A Player of the Year, Splinter played both quarterback and defensive back for the Cape Ann League champs. He threw 12 touchdown passes during the regular season and scored 17 himself.
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