July 7, 2016 |
Two football players from both Temple and Penn State have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, and one from each school is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards are presented by Philadelphia's Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award is for college football's most outstanding player, while the Bednarik Award goes to the nation's best college defensive player. Temple's Tyler Matakevich, a seventh-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, won last year's Bednarik Award.
January 10, 2015 |
La Salle quarterback Kyle Shurmur was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel Hill. It is given annually to a player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. Shurmur, who will continue his career at Vanderbilt, threw for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season while helping the Explorers go 8-3 and advance to the Catholic League Class AAAA final.
January 17, 2014
EAGLES COACH Chip Kelly yesterday was named the pro coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club, whose banquet will be held March 14 in Atlantic City. Kelly, who yesterday celebrated his first anniversary as the Eagles' coach, authored the best turnaround in team history, taking a 4-12 team to 10-6 and the NFC East title. - Les Bowen
September 7, 2011 |
Albert E. "Mike" Tucker, 82, of Drexel Hill, a former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania installer and a high school football star, died of heart failure Sunday, Sept. 4, at his home. Mr. Tucker grew up in North Philadelphia and played football for Roman Catholic High School. In November 1946, before a crowd of 43,000 people at Shibe Park, he scored Roman's only touchdown against West Catholic in the Catholic League Championship game. West Catholic won by 12-7. Mr. Tucker received an award as outstanding high school player from the Maxwell Football Club and was later inducted into the Roman Catholic Sports Hall of Fame.
March 5, 2011 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Whether or not a new collective bargaining agreement would nullify the one-year contract Michael Vick signed Wednesday, the commitment between the Eagles and their quarterback was clear Friday at the Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony. Vick and coach Andy Reid were honored at Harrah's Casino, and both spoke optimistically about next season. But what about backup Kevin Kolb? Does he have a future with the Eagles? "We'll see down the road here," said Reid, the Maxwell Club's NFL coach of the year.
December 17, 2008 |
Brian Cunningham, 44, died Sunday just hours after watching his son, Sean, play for Archbishop Wood on Friday night in the PIAA Class AAA football championship game in Hershey. According to Wood athletic director Joe Sette, Mr. Cunningham was found Sunday in the kitchen of his home by a family member. Sette did not know the cause of death. "We're just shocked, stunned here at Wood," Sette said. "I remember seeing him in the crowd Friday night at Sean's game. There's just no way to explain it. " The younger Cunningham closed out his high school career Friday night in the District 12 champion Vikings' 34-7 loss to defending state champion Thomas Jefferson.
January 24, 2008 |
Jamie Nudy, a resident of West Chester and a former Junior Flyers player before going to New England to hone his skills, has committed to play Division I ice hockey for Bentley College in Massachusetts next season. Nudy, a senior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, has been playing ice hockey since he was 6. He scored the winning goal Saturday night with one minute, 48 seconds to play in a 3-2 win over his school's archrival, Deerfield Academy. It was his fifth goal of the season and gave Choate an 8-4-1 record.
January 4, 2008 |
Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced yesterday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had won the 49th annual Bert Bell Award as professional player of the year. Jaworski also announced that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had won the 19th annual Earle "Greasy" Neale Award as professional coach of the year. Brady received 501 first-place votes, 115 second-place votes, and 76 third-place votes for 1,809 points on a 3-2-1 basis. There were 830 first-place votes cast.
October 26, 2006 |
Penn State linebackers Paul Posluszny, winner of the 2005 Bednarik Award, and Dan Connor are among the 15 semifinalists announced yesterday for the 2006 award, presented to the nation's top defensive player. The field for the award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club, will be trimmed to three finalists in early December, and the winner will be announced on ESPN on Dec. 7 and honored at the club's annual dinner on March 2 in Atlantic City. Posluszny was also named a quarterfinalist for the Ronnie Lott Award, for the defensive impact player of the year.
May 10, 2005 |
Anthony S. Minisi, 78, of Paoli, a lawyer, civic leader and former all-American football player, died of cancer Thursday at home. After graduating from Newark Academy, where he played on the football, track and baseball teams, Mr. Minisi, known as "Skippy," was a star freshman player at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1945, expecting to serve in the military during World War II, he transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy. He played his sophomore year for Navy, and then, with the war over, returned to Penn to play two years as an All-American wingback for legendary coach George Munger.