WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University quarterback Todd Bonheyo (Frederick, Md.) will be honored on Sunday, April 6, at the 8th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF). Bonheyo will receive The Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship, this is the second time the chapter has honored a collegiate student-athlete. Gallaudet's Adham Talaat was honored last year. 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.
Gallaudet head football coach Chuck Goldstein will serve as the keynote speaker as over 800 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.
Bonheyo was named to the 2013 All-Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) team as an honorable mention performer and more recently to its ECFC Academic Team. The Frederick, Md., native received recognition after helping the Bison win their first ECFC championship where he totaled 583 rushing yards, 387 passing yards, seven rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns. He also was named ECFC Rookie of the Year for his performance during the 2012 season where he was a three-time ECFC Rookie of the Week award winner. Bonheyo is a mathematics major.
Gallaudet went 9-2 overall during the 2013 season and finished 6-1 in ECFC play. The Bison made school history with their best start to a season (9-0), a school record 11-game winning streak dating back to last season and made the program's first NCAA tournament appearance while garnering national media attention.