Schuylerville High School senior Stratton Sherman has been named to the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame’s 2019 Team of Distinction. The initiative honors the top high school scholar-athletes from around the country and the NFF Chapter Network as the best and the brightest at the local level. Sherman was one of 81 scholar-athletes selected from a pool of 3,500 students to receive this honor.
Each chapter is limited to one honoree, distinguishing them as the top scholar-athlete from all the high schools covered by the chapter. Sherman was nominated by the NFF Capital District Chapter for his combined performance on the football field, in the classroom and in the community. Sherman, a quarterback and team captain, is graduating with a 3.70 academic average, is a member of National Honor Society and has an extensive list of athletic honors, including being named league offensive player of the year and all-state selection.
“This initiative allows us to shine a national spotlight on some of the most deserving high school student-athletes honored at the local level by our expansive Chapter Network,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “This honor is one of the most prestigious national awards that a high school player can receive, and it really brings into focus the phenomenal work that our chapters do in identifying the most outstanding young leaders in their communities. We would like to congratulate all 81 honorees, holding them out as examples for future generations to emulate.”
As part of the award, all of the honorees will be part of a permanent digital display at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Sherman will be attending Union College in the fall, where he will be continuing his football career and majoring in mechanical engineering.