WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University fullback BJ Flores (Raymondville, Texas) will be honored on Sunday, April 19, at the 9th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF). Flores will receive The Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship, this is the third time the chapter has honored a collegiate student-athlete. Gallaudet's Todd Bonheyo was honored last year and Adham Talaat was selected in 2013. The banquet will be held at the prestigious Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., and will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception with the program getting underway at 6 p.m.
William & Mary head football coach Jimmye Laycock will serve as the keynote speaker as over 500 attendees including nominees, parents and family, school officials and dignitaries of the NFF will be present.
The National Capital Region Chapter was established in 2004-05 and is chapter No. 115 out of 120 in the NFF family. The National Capital Region Chapter includes schools in Northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Southern Maryland. The chapter supports the NFF mission of; The National Football Foundation is committed to the mission of scholarship, citizenship, and performance in the game of amateur football and in the promoting this great sport.
Flores is majoring in American Sign Language and Physical Education. He completed his third season with the Bison in 2014 as his season was cut short due to injury. In six games, he rushed for 462 yards (77 yards per game average) and scored three touchdowns. The junior co-captain landed on the all-conference second team, his third selection in his career. He was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) first team his first two seasons at Gallaudet. He rushed for 1,227 yards in 2013.
The Bison will begin the 2015 season on the road at Shenandoah University on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.