The DC Touchdown Club presented by Capital Bank N.A. is proud to announce the local award winners for its Awards Dinner on March 26. The group includes a pair of talented linemen heading to schools that participated in the first-ever College Football Playoff, a recruit heading to one of the nation’s most prestigious colleges, a coach who led his team to a second consecutive state championship and the nation’s best collegiate kicker.
Eleanor Roosevelt offensive lineman Isaiah Prince, who is 6 feet 6 and 270 pounds, is the Maryland High School Player of the Year. He recently signed a letter-of-intent to play for national champion Ohio State.
The D.C. High School Player of the Year is Gonzaga offensive lineman Richie Petitbon, an Alabama recruit. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior will sound familiar to many local football fans; he is the grandson of former Washington Redskins coach Richie Petitbon.
Tuscarora running back Noah Reimers is the Virginia High School Player of the Year after rushing for 3,005 yards and scoring 49 touchdowns as the Huskies advanced to the Virginia 5A championship game. Reimers, who rushed for 6,373 yards in his career, plans to play at Harvard.
The Washington Metro High School Coach of the Year is Northwest’s Mike Neubeiser. A former All-Met linebacker at Gaithersburg High, Neubeiser took over at Northwest prior to the 2011 season and has amassed a record of 38-12 while guiding the Germantown school to back-to-back Maryland 4A championships.
The Washington Metro College Player of the Year is Maryland kicker Brad Craddock, who this year won the Lou Groza Award presented annually to the nation’s top kicker. An Australian originally recruited as a punter, Craddock set school and Big Ten Conference records by making 24 consecutive field goal attempts this past season.
Additionally, former NFL Most Valuable Player Joe Theismann will be presented with a Career Achievement Award and longtime local coach Roy Lester will be inducted into the Touchdown Club’s Circle of Legends.
Tables and individual tickets can be purchased at dctouchdownclub.com/awards-dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Steve Beck at 301-370-5454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.