Gridders honored as scholar-athletes
Princeton freshmen football players Tim Kirby and Joe
Weiss have been named two of the four winners of the
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's
National High School Scholar-Athlete Award.
The award recognizes four student-athletes from around
the country who "exemplify the term scholar-athlete,
successfully combining the right mix of academics, athletics
and citizenship during their high school careers," according
to the foundation.
"We're very excited to have two of the four winners from
across the country," Princeton head coach Roger Hughes said.
"It speaks to the quality of the student-athletes that
Princeton attracts, and we're thrilled to have them in our
Both Kirby and Weiss are defensive linemen for the
Tigers, and both have played extensively in the first games
of their freshman season.
Kirby graduated from Junipero Serra High in San Mateo,
Calif., with a 4.0 grade-point average and No.1 class rank.
As a linebacker/offensive guard, he was named all-league,
all-county, all-region and All-San Francisco Bay Area and
was chosen Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Bay
He was also active in student government, serving as vice
president of his freshman class, president of his sophomore
and junior classes and student body president senior
Weiss is a native of Linwood, N.J, and a graduate of
Mainland High, where his 4.0 GPA ranked him fourth in a
class of 285. He was a National Honor Society member, a 2000
Academic All-Star and a scholar-athlete in wrestling for
three years and in football for two. He won 10 varsity
letters at Mainland. As a linebacker, he was a three-time
all-conference selection and an all-state pick as a
In addition, Weiss was also a student council volunteer,
a volunteer for the Junior Football League, a speaker at
local schools regarding safety and a participant in
Mainland's 2000 Think Day.
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