WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University offensive lineman Brad Peterson (DuBois, Pa.) will be honored Sunday, April 23, at the 11th annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet hosted by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF). Peterson will receive The Scholar-Athlete Award, a $1,000 scholarship. This is the fifth time the chapter has honored a collegiate student-athlete. Gallaudet's Sean Fenton (Chicago, Ill.) was honored last year while BJ Flores was selected in 2015, Todd Bonheyo in 2014 and Adham Talaat in 2013. The Banquet will be held at the prestigious Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., and will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception, the program getting underway at 6 p.m.
National Capital Region Chapter President Greg Oliver will serve as the keynote speaker as over 500 attendees including, parents and family, school officials and dignitaries of the NFF will be present.
The National Capital Region Chapter was established in 2004-05 and is chapter No. 115 out of 120 in the NFF Family. The National Capital Region Chapter includes schools in northern Virginia, District of Columbia and Southern Maryland. The chapter supports the NFF Mission of; the National Football Foundation is committed to the mission of scholarship, citizenship, and performance in the game of amateur football and in promoting this great sport.
Peterson is majoring in business administration. He completed his second season with the Bison in 2016, and has never missed a start in his entire collegiate career. For his performance in 2016 Peterson was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) all-conference second team. In addition to his performance on the field, Peterson earned a spot on the ECFC All-Academic team in 2016. The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District First Team in 2016.