BRUNSWICK, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy's Robert Bradley, Jr. (Slidell, La.) been named the Howard Vandersea Maine Chapter of National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete.
"This is another great and well deserved honor for Robert," said Maine Maritime Academy Head Football Coach Chris McKenney. "Robert was a great leader for us in the classroom, on the football field, and in the community. He will be missed."
Bradley, Jr., a May 2017 graduate, was the collegiate recipient of the award chosen from the six Maine colleges with varsity football programs during the 2016 season. He joined 18 high-school student-athletes and a prep school recipient. Bradley, Jr. is the first Maine Maritime Academy football student-athlete to receive the honor since Stephen Schutt earned the honor is 1988.
Each honoree received a $500 grant from the Coach Mac-Huard Fund, to support their higher education endeavors. The award winners were honored at a banquet at Bowdoin College's Thorne Hall on May 24th.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is dedicated to mobilizing the constructive forces of amateur football, at all levels, for the benefit of society as a whole. The Howard Vandersea/State of Maine Chapter has been honoring scholar-athletes since its establishment in 1988.
Most recently Bradley, Jr. was named to the 2017 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Earlier this year, Bradley, Jr. became the first Mariner to earn the New England Football Conference's (NEFC) Hal Chalmers Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year award since 2006 and was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District One Football Team. In September, Bradley, Jr. was named as a Semifinalist for the 2016 Campbell trophy and is a 2015 and 2016 NEFC All-Academic Team selection.