WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University defensive lineman Sean Fenton (Chicago, Ill.) will be honored on Sunday, April 10, at the 10th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF). Fenton will receive The Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship, this is the fourth time the chapter has honored a collegiate student-athlete. Gallaudet's BJ Flores was honored last year while Todd Bonheyo and Adham Talaat was selected in 2014 and 2013, respectively. 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.
Army West Point head football coach Jeff Monken 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.
Fenton is majoring in Information Technology. He completed his third season with the Bison in 2015. In nine games, Fenton tallied 51 tackles (23 solo, 28 assisted), had seven tackles for a total loss of 31 yards, as well as two sacks and five quarterback hurries. He was an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) All-Academic honoree for the second consecutive year and was also named to College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2015 Academic All-District Football Team for Division III. Fenton was a member of the 2013 ECFC championship team, which also made an appearance in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.
The Bison will begin the 2016 season at home against Shenandoah University on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.