Max Andrews ’12 was named a runner-up in the The Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards at the official award banquet on January 23 at the Augusta Civic Center.
The Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards are presented annually to the Maine high school football offensive and defensive linemen who epitomize the character, leadership, and perseverance of Frank J. Gaziano. After an outstanding high school, college, and professional football career, Mr. Gaziano became a successful businessman, community benefactor, and family man.
The recipients are outstanding scholar-athletes. They are selected based on strong leadership on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The trophy honors Mr. Gaziano’s passion for sports and commitment to high school football in Maine. “I love athletics. Sports is the healthiest thing that can happen to us today,” Mr. Gaziano once stated.
Max Andrews ’12 was nominated for the defensive version of this year’s Gaziano Award series, and was the runner-up for the award as the state’s best defensive lineman. Along with a commemorative jacket, Max received a $500 scholarship and a crystal football trophy in recognition of his honor.
Luke Libby from Thornton Academy won Offensive Lineman of the Year, and Logan Mars from Scarborough High School won Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Max was a senior captain for the 2011 John Bapst football team, where he shined on both sides of the football. He was a two-way All-Little Ten Conference Selection at Tight End and Defensive End, and was the runner up for the LTC Player of the Year honor.
Max plans to attend the University of Maine as an Athletic Training major, and hopes to continue his football career at UMaine.
For more information and photographs from the recent awards banquet visit gazianolinemanawards.com.