The awards keep rolling-in for St. Joseph’s Prep quarterback Kyle McCord, the winner of this year’s Maxwell Football Club’s Jim Henry Award. The award is named after legendary coach, official, and administrator Jim Henry and is given to a senior football player from the states of Delaware, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania that portrays a unique balance of football prowess, academic excellence, and dedicated community service.
McCord, who will play his college football at Ohio State, maintained a 3.5 GPA in the classroom while helping the Hawks win their third straight Pennsylvania 6A state championship. SJP finished No. 6 in the nation in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.
“This year’s Jim Henry Winner faced numerous challenges both on and off the field and he consistently rose to meet those challenges. Kyle McCord is a sterling example of the hard work, dedication, and service that have become the hallmarks of Jim Henry Award winners,” said Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno. “The winner of the Jim Henry Award is always an excellent football player but must also set himself apart in the classroom and in the community at large. Despite the many obstacles posed by the pandemic, Kyle elevated his academic performance and served several different communities in need. Kyle has indeed distinguished himself, his family, his school, his coaches, his program, and is a well-deserved winner of the 2020 Jim Henry Award as Tri-State High School Player of the Year. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and all the members of the Maxwell Football Club, we congratulate and salute Kyle on being the 35th Jim Henry Award Winner and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
Recent winners of the Jim Henry Award include: Will Howard (Downingtown West H.S. – Kansas State), Keith Maguire (Malvern Prep – Clemson), Shayne Simon (St. Peters Prep – Notre Dame), Jonathan Taylor (Salem H.S. – Wisconsin), Brandon McIlwain (Council Rock North H.S – South Carolina/Cal), Kyle Shurmur (LaSalle College H.S. – Vanderbilt), Mark Pyles (Lebanon H.S – Bucknell Univ.) Fran Walsh (Archbishop Wood H.S – Villanova Univ.), Brendan Nosovitch (Allentown Central Catholic – University of South Carolina), Bill Kim (Upper Dublin H.S – Johns Hopkins), Brad Herzlich (Conestoga H.S – Brown University), Daniel Persa (Bethlehem Liberty H.S – Northwestern.), Brent Caprio (Mainland Regional H.S. – William & Mary), Steven Rizzo (Audubon H.S. – Colgate), Pat Devlin (Downingtown East H.S. – Delaware), Ryan Greiser (Pennridge H.S. – Liberty Univ.), Dan Connor (Strath Haven H.S. – Penn State) and Austin Scott (Parkland H.S – Penn State).