Barnstable's Peabody honored by National Football Foundation

Former Barnstable High standout Nick Peabody of Princeton University was named one of five recipients of the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Awards, with each recipient selected as the best of the best from his region of the country at the high school level. The five winners, who are now playing college football, are being recognized solely for their accomplishments in high school.

The five winners will travel to New York City to be honored during the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Waldorf=Astoria. First bestowed in 1991, the NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards have become one of the most prestigious high school honors in the country. Criteria for the award include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement.

Peabody was named to ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team last year after leading the Red Raiders to their first ever No. 1 ranking in our statewide poll, a position they held for seven weeks before falling to Everett in the MIAA Division 1A Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. Peabody was also honored as ESPN Boston's Offensive Player of the Year, and was a finalist for ESPN Boston's prestigious "Mr. Football" award, given annually to the state's top overall player.

Here is Peabody's bio for the award, from the National Football Foundation:


Northeast Region

Jack Grinold/Eastern Mass Chapter

A three-year letter-winning quarterback, Peabody threw for more than 2,600 yards and 33 touchdowns his senior season, adding 400 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns. In 2012, he captained the football team and earned All-State accolades. He was the Offensive Player of the Year in Massachusetts as well as the Division 1A Player of the Year. A finalist for the 2012 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year, Peabody won 16 of his 18 games as a starter, leading his team to three league titles.

Holding an astounding 4.71 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale and scoring 2280 on the SAT, Peabody graduated valedictorian of his class of 358 students. His many accolades include the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams, the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and the Latin National Honor Society. A National Merit Commended Scholar, he received the 2013 Superintendent’s Award for Academic Excellence, and he volunteers with youth football programs.

Peabody currently attends Princeton University, appearing as a quarterback and tight end on the Tigers’ roster.

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