IRVING, Texas – University of Maryland freshman placekicker Adam Greene has been selected by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) as one of five winners of the 2013 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards, the foundation announced on Wednesday.
Greene, who was also recognized by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the NFF, will be honored at the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan.
“The NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards showcase first-class high school football players from across the country,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “This year’s honorees have set the standard for accomplishment on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We are truly proud to honor their success in December.”
A four-year varsity starter at kicker at Broadneck High School, Greene holds every school and Anne Arundel County high school placekicking record, and he set the Maryland state record for career field goals with 27. His school and county records include points by a placekicker (206), longest field goals (55 and 50) and most PATs made in a game (7). Green was a two-time all-state kicker, and he served as team captain his senior season. He was ranked as the top placekicker by Rivals, and he has received an invitation to Kohl’s National Scholarship Showcase Camps in multiple years.
Boasting a 4.52 weighted GPA, Greene earned 43 college credit hours through Advanced Placement courses. He is a five-time Carson Scholar for academic and community service. Greene claimed the Anne Arundel County Scholarship for Scholars Award and the Broadneck Lawrence Knight Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award. He was also a National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
An active member in his community, Greene volunteers with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; coaches special needs students at Ruth Eason School; mentors elementary school children; serves as a tutor; and supports various charitable organizations.
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.