Nyonkour Karlar, a soccer player and footballer at Tucker High School, has won a National Athleadership Grant, sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting and the NFLPA.
The Athleadership Grant is awarded to student athletes who qualify based on leadership in their community, academic and athletic achievement, and a required essay.
"We are very pleased to be involved with NCSA in assisting in the recognition and the selection of young qualified student athletes to receive scholarship opportunities," said DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFLPA.
Following the selection of Nyonkour to receive this grant, NCSA will work with him and his family throughout his high school career and assist him in finding a college that best matches his academic and athletic achievements.
Judy Spain of Tucker High School's Quarterback Club told Patch: "He was just added to our football roster as a kicker, number 80. Nice award!"