In a year where many of our players and coach have received prestigious awards, Thomas Sayers is one of four finalists from Northern Kentucky for the “That’s My Boy” award.
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 Ntional 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:
Craig Wilmhoff -Beechwood – Eastern KY
Chad Cogswell – Covington Cath. – Northern KY
Rob Sandfoss – Newport Cent. Cath. – KY Wesleyan
Jeremy Burns – Campbell County – Valparaiso
Cameron Demmerle – Beechwood – Centre
Seneca Gray – Holmes – Kentucky State
Ed Eviston – Newport Central Catholic – Georgetown
Scott Kuhnhein – Highlands – Ohio State
Tom Beechem – Covington Catholic – Dayton
Matt Atkins – Newport – Thomas More
Brent Grover – Highlands – Purdue
Rob Smith – Highlands – Tennessee
Brandent Englemon – Holmes – Michigan
Jeff Wera – Beechwood – William and Mary
Trevor Stellman – Conner – Thomas More
Lance Durbin – Conner – Cincinnati
Scott Gray – Ryle Marshall
Cory Farris – Boone County – Kentucky
Patrick Van Sant – Covington Catholic – Georgetown
Tate Nichols – Ryle – Notre Dame
Troy Timmerman – Covington – Catholic Kentucky
Patrick Towles – Highlands – Kentucky
Donovan McCoy – Highlands – Kentucky
Sam Burchell – Covington Catholic – Cincinnati
Andrew Way – Connor – Dayton
Ryan Woolf – Ryle – Georgetown
Brett Slusher – Beechwood – Kentucky