Wednesday, September 13, 2017

McBride a Finalist for National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award

UGA Sports Communications

University of Georgia freshman linebacker Nate McBride has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Football Foundation Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards, which annually honor five recipients for their accomplishments as athletes, scholars and citizens at the high school level.

McBride is one of 35 finalists announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.  The finalists all graduated from high school in 2017 and are now playing football on the collegiate level.  A national committee will select the five honorees, who will be announced Oct. 4.

One winner will be chosen from each of the nation’s five regions.  The five NFF Chapter Scholar-Athletes will travel to New York City to be honored during the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, December 5th.  They will also attend and be recognized at the 60th annual NFF Awards Dinner later that same evening at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

Now in their 27th year, the NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards have become one of the most prestigious high school honors in the country.  Criteria for the award include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement.

McBride is a native of Lyons, and a 2017 graduate of Vidalia High School.  He has played in both of the Dawgs’ games thus far this season, appearing on special teams units.

If McBride were to be named as one of the five 2017 recipients, he would join Jon Stinchcomb as the only two winners to have matriculated to UGA.  Stinchcomb, a 1998 graduate of Parkview High School, was a three-time All-SEC offensive lineman for the Bulldogs and is currently a member of the UGAAA Board of Directors.

More information, including the official announcement from the NFF, can be found here:

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