Three Fishers High School senior football players will be recognized at an awards banquet April 29 by the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
For the first time, FHS nominated three of its football players to receive the Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation. The school has nominated two students before, but never three. Nominees are Will Syrus, Ben Norton and Luke Uribe.
“When we nominate somebody, we usually nominate one, and a few times we have nominated two,” head coach Rick Wimmer said. “This year, we just could not decide, so I left it up to the committee to choose, not expecting all three of them would receive the award.”
Uribe plays as a defensive back and will attend Indiana University but will not play football. Syrus is a wide receiver who plans to attend Hillsdale College in Michigan and will play there. Norton is a kicker and plans to attend Utah State University.
To be nominated for the Scholar Athlete Award, students must be seniors showcasing excellent football ability, academic achievement and citizenship. Seventeen athletes from central Indiana will be recognized at the event.
“The application process involves nominating kids that are outstanding in each of those areas,” Wimmer said.
The Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 29 at the Primo Banquet and Conference Center in Indianapolis.
For more, visit footballfoundation.com.