Academic, community service and athletic prowess will be on display Sunday as 44 student-athletes from the South Sound will be honored at the 37th annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete banquet at Curtis High School.
Here are the award finalists:
* Bob Robertson Back of the Year
Jacob Bills, Stadium
Austin Filkins, Peninsula
Damian Jackson, Rogers
Christian Yoro, Orting
* Paul Wallrof Lineman of the Year
Lucas Hatton, Eatonville
Matthew Gregory, Orting
Chase Knpblauch, Life Christian Academy
Jacob Salazar, Bellarmine Prep
* Coach of the Year
Mike Finch, Charles Wright Academy
* Jack Johnson Meritorious Award/Lifetime Football Official of the Year
* Kurt Gegner Community Service Award
* Robbie Hunt Memorial Scholarship
To be announced.
The banquet runs from 4 to 6 p.m. A total of $11,570 in scholarship money will be handed out. Bob Robertson, radio man for Washington State University football, will serve as master of ceremony, and Pac-12 football official Jay Stricherz will be the guest speaker.
To purchase a ticket ($12), contact former Curtis High football coach Bob Lucey at (253) 222-9207.