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Holley’s Papaj earns Silver Award Scholarship

Contributed Story Posted 24 January 2017 at 5:42 pm

Contributed Photo – Collin Papaj

Holley High senior Collin Papaj was recently honored with a Silver Award Scholarship from the National Football Foundation.

Out of the 30 senior football players that were invited to the National Football Foundation Scholarship Awards Banquet at Burgundy Basin he was one of eight to receive the scholarship.

He also received a plaque and shirt. His name will be put in the College Football Hall of Fame as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. Collin was awarded the scholarship based on performance in the classroom and on the field.

Collin played football for three years for Holley and had 117 carries for 850 yards, 7.2 yards per carry, and 7 touchdowns, with his longest touchdown run recorded at 83 yards. He was also selected to the Genesee Region League All-Star First Team.

“Collin deserves all the recognition he can get,” said Varsity Football Coach Wil Prince. “He is a great kid and very hardworking.”