Newsmaker: Nolan Nearhoof
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Noteworthy: Nearhoof, a defensive lineman on Robert Morris University's football team, was named a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. Nearhoof is one of 15 student athletes to win the honor and the first RMU Colonial to win. He received an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship.
Education: Nearhoof is a senior at RMU in Moon. He plans to attend school for physical therapy after graduation.
Background: Nearhoof is studying biology and maintains a 3.7 grade-point average. The 6-foot-2-inch, 250-pound player is among RMU's stars on the field with eight sacks, 11 quarterback hurries and two broken-up passes in 2012. In his spare time, he volunteers to benefit Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, the Boy Scouts and Special Olympics events at the Holy Family Institute.
Quote: “It's great to be the first one from Robert Morris to earn this honor,” Nearhoof said. “The more and more that Coach (Joe) Walton told me about it, the more I realized how neat of a group this is to be a part of.”
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