Carroll Scholar-Athletes Honored
Westminster, MD
03/13/2017 01:41 PM

Varsity football senior scholar-athletes from the seven high schools that represent Carroll County Public Schools were honored by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Martin’s West.


The following students were honored as their high school’s top football scholar-athlete at the event, which was attended by approximately 800 guests:

  • Ryan Pickrel – Century High School

  • Tom Mahoney – Francis Scott Key High School

  • Spencer Kirin – Liberty High School

  • Connor O’Donnell – Manchester Valley High School

  • AJ Linn – South Carroll High School

  • Chris Bauer – Westminster High School

  • Tanner Tobias – Winters Mill High School.

Carroll County Public Schools was well represented by each school’s football scholar-athlete. Spencer Kirin of Liberty High School won the Region IV trophy and a $4,000.00 scholarship as tops among 17 high schools. 

The representatives from each high school are nominated based on academic, leadership, and football performance. According to Dr. David Dolch, Supervisor of Athletics, “All seven Carroll nominees are excellent representatives of the important core values that CCPS stands for in athletics.”


Spencer Kirin ranks in the top 15% of his class, is a member of the National Honor Society, and scored a perfect 800 on the Math SAT. He is in the school band, is a Liberty High School student ambassador, and also plays varsity baseball. He is a two-time first team All-Carroll County football player and a second team all Baltimore Metro selection. Spencer was the team captain of the Carroll County Championship Team at Liberty his senior year and played both slot receiver on offense and linebacker on defense, amassing just over 100 tackles combined during his junior and senior seasons. He plans to attend Muhlenberg College in the fall and also play football there with his older brother.  

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has 122 chapters nationwide, and the Baltimore Metro Chapter is one of the largest in the country. This was the Chapter’s 54th annual banquet. Seventy-three high schools were represented from private, parochial, and public schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, and Harford Counties and Baltimore City.

David Dolch
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