In a year where many of our players and coach have received prestigious awards, Thomas Sayers was one of four finalists from Northern Kentucky for the “That’s My Boy” award.
The Black Tie Affair, “That’s My Boy” Banquet, took place on Thursday, February 24th at the Original Montgomery Inn. Gabe Savage from Ryle High School was named the “That’s My Boy” Winner. It was a great honor to have Thomas Sayers represent Brossart High School at this prestigious event. The other nominees were Sam Epplen of Covington Catholic and Dom Morgan from NCC.
WHAT IS THE BRIAN WILLIAMS “THAT’S MY BOY” AWARD???
The Northern Kentucky “That’s My Boy” Award is named for Brian P. Williams, a former winner of the award, who died in New York in the World Trade Center on September, 11, 2001. He was 30 years old. Brian was a three sport star and a star in the classroom at Covington Catholic High School. He had an accumulative grade point average of 4.0 and was a three year varsity letterman in football on two state championship teams. Brian was team captain his senior year and was also First Team All-State as a tight end. He was a two-time silver medalist in the discus throw at the Kentucky State Championships and was also a First Team All Conference Basketball player in Northern Kentucky.
Brian continued his football career at Columbia University in New York City where he was a starter at tight end for four years. After graduation Brian began working as a bond trader at Canton-Fitzgerald whose offices were on the
top floors of The World Trade Center. We are pleased to honor Brian Williams by naming the Northern Kentucky Award: “The Brian Williams That’s My Boy Award.”
Our own senior, Thomas Sayers is one of four finalists for the National Football Foundation Scholar Award – “That’s My Boy.” The banquet announcing the winner will take place on February 24th at the Original Montgomery Inn. Candidates are recognized for football play recognitions, scholastic achievement, and club/volunteer involvement. The candidates are outfitted with Tuxedos for this Black Tie affair.
The finalists are:
- Thomas Sayers – Bishop Brossart
- Gabe Savage – Ryle
- Sam Epplen – Covington Catholic
- Dom Morgan – Newport Central Catholic
This award has ben presented annually since 1963 and to Northern Kentucky players since 1992.
This is an incredible honor not only for Thomas and his family, but for the entire Bishop Brossart Football Community. Thomas will be accompanied to the awards banquet with his parents and Coach Paul Wiggins.
“That’s My Boy” Awards have been presented to players from Northern Kentucky since 1992. They are:
- 1992: Craig Wilmhoff -Beechwood – Eastern KY
- 1993: Chad Cogswell – Covington Cath. – Northern KY
- 1994: Rob Sandfoss – Newport Cent. Cath. – KY Wesleyan
- 1995: Jeremy Burns – Campbell County – Valparaiso
- 1996: Cameron Demmerle – Beechwood – Centre
Seneca Gray – Holmes – Kentucky State
- 1997: Ed Eviston – Newport Central Catholic – Georgetown
- 1998: Scott Kuhnhein – Highlands – Ohio State
- 1999: Tom Beechem – Covington Catholic – Dayton
- 2000: Matt Atkins – Newport – Thomas More
- 2001: Brent Grover – Highlands – Purdue
- 2002: Rob Smith – Highlands – Tennessee
- 2003: Brandent Englemon – Holmes – Michigan
- 2004: Jeff Wera – Beechwood – William and Mary
- 2005: Trevor Stellman – Conner – Thomas More
- 2006: Lance Durbin – Conner – Cincinnati
- 2007: Scott Gray – Ryle Marshall
- 2008: Cory Farris – Boone County – Kentucky
- 2009: Patrick Van Sant – Covington Catholic – Georgetown
- 2010: Tate Nichols – Ryle – Notre Dame
- 2011: Troy Timmerman – Covington – Catholic Kentucky
- 2012: Patrick Towles – Highlands – Kentucky
- 2013: Donovan McCoy – Highlands – Kentucky
- 2014: Sam Burchell – Covington Catholic – Cincinnati
Andrew Way – Connor – Dayton
- 2015: Ryan Woolf – Ryle – Georgetown
- 2016: Brett Slusher – Beechwood – Kentucky