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During the 2017 football season, the Greater Morris Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will be honoring several high school football players who are displaying leadership qualities on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. This week, the chapter is honoring Kittatinny senior captain Justin Modafferi.

In March, the chapter will be hosting their 22nd annual Scholar Athlete Awards banquet at the Madison Hotel where they will be honoring one football player from every team that Morris Sussex Sports covers, as well as a player from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“While the media is quick to publish the mistakes young people make, we want to highlight the kids that are doing all the right things so they can be looked up to by their peers”, Chapter president Matt Sellitto says.

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is the biggest football organization in the world, whose members select the college Hall of Fame inductees from the collegiate level and whose chairman is football legend Archie Manning.

The National Football Foundation’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the use of amateur football for the development of leadership, sportsmanship, and athletic and academic excellence in Morris County’s young people.

The Greater Morris Chapter boasts it’s own fair share of football celebrities on its board including three time Superbowl winner Bart Oates, former Rutgers AD and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, former Delaware standout and New York Giants QB Scott Brunner and a host of other local football people including NFL agents, former NFL players and yours truly.

If you are a senior football player on one of the 37 teams that Morris Sussex Sports covers, there is a chance that you’ll be the scholar-athlete representing your school in March (see all past winners HERE).  In the meantime, how about a round of applause for Kittatinny’s Justin Modafferi on being honored this month by the National Football Foundation for exhibiting characteristics that we can all look up to.  Congrats Justin!

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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