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Freshman Earns One Of Five National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/16/2013
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Nick Peabody
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Nick Peabody, a quarterback/tight end from West Yarmouth, Mass., was one of five recipients of the 2013 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards, it was recently announced by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). 

The five winners, who are now playing college football, are being recognized solely for their accomplishments in high school.

Peabody graduated from Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Mass., and represents the Jack Grinold/Eastern Mass Chapter in the Northeast Region.

"I am excited for Nick to receive this prestigious honor," head coach Bob Surace said. "We thank the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame for continuing to recognize the outstanding scholar-athletes in such a first class manner."

While the honor goes to only five players annually, Peabody is now the third member of the 2013 Princeton football team to have earned this award. He joins Max Coale '14 and Matt Costello '15, both of whom are starters on one of the nation's most efficient offenses.

You can read Peabody's bio below.

At Barnstable — earned all-state selections by the Boston Gridiron Club and the MIAA Coaches “Super 26” … finalist for the 2012 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year honor … first-team all-state quarterback, 2012 Offensive Player of the Year and finalist for Mr. Football Award by ESPN Boston … Division 1A Player of the Year honoree by the Boston Globe … All-Scholastic selection by both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald … league all-star … threw for more than 2,600 yards and 33 touchdowns senior season; also rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns … led team to Eastern Massachusetts final and was ranked third in Massachusetts … won 16 of 18 games as starter … three-time league champion … played in the Shriners All-Star Football Classic … captain of both the football and basketball teams … two-time league all-star in basketball … helped team to two league titles … valedictorian … member of the National Football Foundation academic all-state team, the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and the Latin National Honor Society … Superintendent’s Award for Academic Excellence 2013 recipient … National Merit Commendation winner … 2013 Cape Cod Times Rising Star.

Personal — born Sept. 6, 1994 … son of Doug Peabody and Annick Cooper … father is self-employed; mother works in private real estate … has three sisters: Alix, Christina and Olivia; also has as a brother James … enjoys reading, basketball and golf … may study public policy.

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