Local football players will be in formal attire this evening as they are honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Tom Lombardo chapter dinner.
Sam Hefler, a two sport star at John Burroughs (football linebacker and baseball catcher) and Jack Howell, wide receiver from MICDS will be honored at this gala tonight at the Orlando Gardens Banquet Center in South St. Louis County.
Hefler, who will join the class of 2016 at Dartmouth College was nominated by his football coach Gus Frerotte and Burroughs Athletic Director Peter Tasker.
Howell, who is headed to Brown University was nominated by his coach Josh Smith and Athletic Director Don Maurer.
A number of players from the area will be honored along with ‘Coach of the Year.’ Jehu Chesson of Ladue (Michigan) and Michael Scherer, MICDS (Mizzou) will be recognized as St. Louis Rams Golden Elite winners.
Brigadier General Richard Clark is the guest speaker and Randy Karraker of 101 ESPN will serve as master of ceremonies.
This is the 20th annual banquet for this organization.