Scholar-Athlete Honors for Payton

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Big Red quarterback Mike Payton received the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award at a ceremony held at Oceanside High School on Jan. 21.

Payton was recognized for his grades and athletic ability on the field. He has a 95 GPA and is ranked 20th in his class. He was also named the offensive MVP of the County Final game, based on his 229 rushing yards.
     
Payton will be attending college in the fall and is looking at Penn State, Villanova and UConn, where he plans on majoring in accounting and finance.