Scholar Athlete Recipient

Alphonso "Pat" Colicchio

Pat has been playing football since kindergarten when his father put him into tackle because he was too heavy to play flag. Pat struggled academically through middle school, almost failing out at one point. It wasn't until football opened the door to go to Bergen that he became more focused and began to try harder. Now Pat is committed to Columbia and I'm going to be a two-year starter on one of the best football teams in the country.