Fairfield Prep graduate Nick Crowle was announced as one of 36 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s High School National Scholar-Athlete award.
The National Football Foundation will choose one National Scholar-Athletes from five regions. The five winners will be announced during the week of Oct.9 and will be honored at the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon in New York City on Dec. 9 at the Waldorf Asoria Hotel.
A Milford native and freshman at Yale, Crowle is one of five nominees from the Northeast Region.
Crowle played running back and linebacker and last year led Fairfield Prep’s football team to its first state championship game in 25 years. He was also the Class LL state champion in the heavyweight division.
Overall, Crowle was a seven-time letter winner in football and wrestling. For his football career, he had 183 carries for 1,118 yards and 21 touchdowns, 284 tackles (48 for a loss) and five sacks. He was a New Haven Register, CHSCA and Walter Camp first-team all-state football player as a senior.
He was a Walter Camp All-State Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honor Society and a U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award.
He was nominated by the National Football Foundation’s Casey/O’Brien New Haven Chapter.
Previous New Haven Chapter winners include Brendan Panda of Fairfield Prep and Dartmouth in 1996 and Brian Sponheimer of Notre Dame-West Haven (Harvard) in 1997.