Senior offensive lineman Seamus Weldon of the Matawan Huskies is a winner of the 2012 New Jersey Mini Maxwell.
The honor is awarded to football players who have exceptional athletic ability, excel in the classroom, and volunteer in the community, according to Matawan Football Coach John Kaye. The Mini Maxwell Award is a high school version of the Maxwell Award, which is bestowed annually on a college football player.
"He is truly a leader by example," Kaye said of Weldon. "He's the epitome of the word, 'student-athlete.'"
According to Kaye, Weldon is being recruited by a number of colleges and universities, including Monmouth, Fordham, TCNJ, Wagner, Lafayette and Bryant.
Weldon will be honored alongside fellow recipients at a gala in January, where professional players and college coaches will be present.
"He's a three-year starter and a quality young man," Kaye said. "We're very proud of him."