St. Joseph High School is so proud to share that from a pool of 3,500 scholar-athletes, our very own Sean Curley '23 has been selected as a member of the National Football Foundation's Team of Distinction!
On June 22, 2023, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the 79 members of the 2023 NFF Team of Distinction. As part of its mission to promote the scholar-athlete
ideal, the initiative allows the NFF to honor the top high school scholar- athletes from around the country as the best and the brightest at the local level while highlighting the work of the NFF Chapter Network.
The members of the team all played their final high school football season during the 2022-23 school year. As part of the award, all of the honorees will be part of a permanent digital display at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Criteria to make the team include (but are not limited to) academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement. Each chapter is limited to one honoree, distinguishing them as the top scholar-athlete from all the high schools covered by the chapter.
“This initiative allows us to shine a national spotlight on some of the most deserving high school student-athletes honored at the local level by our expansive Chapter Network,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “This honor is one of the most prestigious national awards that a high school player can receive. We would like to congratulate all 79 honorees for their success on and off the field, especially with the challenges caused by the pandemic during their senior year. We also want to salute all of our NFF Chapters who continue to play an important role in promoting football in their communities.”
Since 1954, the NFF Chapters have played an integral role in supporting and promoting the game of
football at the amateur level while honoring the top scholar-athletes in their local areas. With more than 12,000 members, the nationwide NFF Chapter Network impacts more than 500,000 student-athletes at 5,000 high schools across the country each year.
Sean finished his senior year at St. Joes with a 96 grade point average, was the recipient of the Maria Taylor Character Award, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Presidential Honor Roll. Sean will be attending Xavier University in the Fall of 2023.