AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN – Lowin, Witt, Edwards awarded scholarships by NFF local chapter

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN – Lowin, Witt, Edwards awarded scholarships by NFF local chapter

Posted Jul 31, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Leo Lowin of Westlake, Harry Witt of Vandegrift and Cedar Creek’s Cade Edwards were among a group of Central Texas high school football graduates who were awarded scholarships by the National Football Foundation Greater Austin Chapter.

Lowin, a defensive back who helped the Chaparrals claim the Class 6A DII state championship in December, earned $1,200 as recipient of the Noble Doss Outstanding Achievement Scholarship.

Witt, an offensive lineman who earned All-Central Texas second-team honors after helping the Vipers finish 11-1, earned $1,200 after being awarded the Rooster Andrews Outstanding Achievement Scholarship.

Edwards, Cedar Creek’s all-time leader in tackles, earned $1,200 as winner of the Frank Denius Outstanding Achievement Scholarship. Last month the national chapter of the NFF named him to the Team of Distinction.

The NFF honors football seniors with scholarships for athletic achievement, excellence in the classroom and community service, said Pat Kelly, a former University of Texas football player (1971-73) who heads the local chapter. From a pool representing 48 area public and private schools, the group awarded a total of 16 scholarships valued at $16,600.

“This was an outstanding group of 48 young men representing the best of high school scholar athletes in our Austin area,” Kelly said. “It’s expected that all of them will do well and make an impact on our community in the future.”

The Austin chapter also honored the following athletes with $1,000 scholarships: Stony Point’s Kendall Thomas, Georgetown’s Alex Thiel, LBJ’s Sean Fresch, Rouse’s Matthew Schulz, Wimberley’s Heath Schake and Cedar Ridge’s Gavin Dunn.

Rounding out the list of $1,000 scholarship recipients are Westwood’s Oliver Yu, Connally’s Caleb Green, Grayson Sandlin of Lake Travis, Jack Hagy of St. Michael’s, Kodi Lee from the Texas School for the Deaf and David Rivera of Northeast High School.

Rivera was named winner of the Andrew Jackson honorary scholarship. Jackson was the long-time LBJ football coach who died in 2017.

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