ARLINGTON, Va. - On April 7, Catholic University football junior Colin McNulty was named the recipient of a Scholar-Athlete Award by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame National Capital Chapter.
McNulty received his award at the National Capital Region Chapter's 13th Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet at the Army Navy Country Club.
"Colin is a young man who does everything the right way," said head coach Mike Gutelius '92. "He works hard in the weight room, on the field and in the classroom. Not only is he a team leader, but he is a campus leader. He is involved in Mission Trips and many other service opportunities at Catholic University and back home in Ohio. Colin is a guy who always asks, 'How can I help?,' instead of 'What's in it for me?'".
McNulty, who appeared in nine games for the Cardinals this past season, is a psychology major who owns a 3.71 cumulative grade point average. He has been named to the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team each of the last two seasons after earning All-Academic Team honors from Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in 2016.
The NFF was established in 1947 by General MacArthur, Col. Red Blaik and Grantland Rice with the mission to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people. There are currently 120 chapters across the United States.
The mission of the NFF is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America's young people.