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Heisman winner Lamar Jackson honored again by county sports commission


Palm Beach County’s lone Heisman Trophy winner spent part of last week talking to students, visiting with coaches and picking up more awards.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who starred for two seasons at Boynton Beach High School, was honored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Sunday night as its Amateur Athlete of the Year.

Jackson received the award as part of the 41st annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Awards Celebration at the Kravis Center.

He was among 16 athletes or coaches who were honored at the event, which included an induction ceremony for seven athletes representing the 2017 Hall of Fame class, as well as awards for high school athletes, a special contributor, a Special Olympics athlete, an Olympic gold medalist and a motorsports standout.

Jackson, who was honored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission in 2015 as the Lou Groza High School Athlete of the Year, was recognized again by the organization after completing a standout sophomore season for the Cardinals in 2016.

“This is an honor,” said Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy in December after throwing for 3,390 yards and 30 touchdowns, and rushing for 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.

“Just to come two years out of high school, and just to be here and have the whole of Palm Beach County show you love is amazing.”

A pair of current Palm Beach County student-athletes picked up awards Sunday night, while two area coaches also were honored.

  • Palm Beach Central track standout Karimah Davis was named Female High School Athlete of the Year;
  • Palm Beach Gardens defensive back Amari Carter was named Male High School Athlete of the Year;
  • Grandview Prep boys basketball coach Joe Dawson was named the Andrews-Ceravolo High School Coach of the Year;
  • FAU softball coach Joan Joyce was named Coach of the Year.

Other honorees on Sunday included the seven newest members of the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.

They are Benjamin School graduate and 1996 Olympic swimming gold medalist Ryan Berube; former professional tennis player and BallenIsles Country Club Director of Tennis Trish Faulkner; Cardinal Newman graduate and former Notre Dame football standout Tom Flynn; Benjamin School graduate and track standout Julian Reynolds; Pope John Paul II graduate and elite distance runner Nicole Schappert Tully; former Glades Central quarterback and UF running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider; and longtime Palm Beach County educator and recently retired John I. Leonard High School athletic director Scott Siegel.

“It’s an honor,” Siegel said of his Hall of Fame induction. “When you see the inductees in the Hall of Fame, they are the best of the best — the coaches, athletes, administrators and contributors — in Palm Beach County. Just to be considered one of them is phenomenal.”

“This is huge,” added Seider, whose dad, Jay, also is a member of the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. “Any time you say Hall of Fame, that’s a big deal.”

Also recognized Sunday night were longtime softball coach JoAnn Ferrieri (Outstanding Sports Contributor); 2016 Daytona 200 champion Michael Barnes (Dick Moroso Memorial Motorsports Award); Laurence Holas (Special Olympics Athlete of the Year); and 2016 Olympic track and field gold medalist Tony McQuay (Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Olympian).



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