Port Clinton High School Senior, Cooper Stine, was selected by the National Football Foundation, Toledo Chapter as a Scholar Athlete. To be considered as a scholar athletes, students must have at least a 3.2 GPA; Earned 1st or 2nd team All Conference, All District, All Region or State and National recognition; Demonstrated participation in school, community or church activities; Nominated by their Head Football Coach or Athletic Director; and be voted upon by the NFF Toledo/Wistert Scholar Athlete Committee.
Stine was a four-year varsity player and three-year captain for the Redskins under Coach Beau Carmon. For three years in a row, he was named Offensive Team MVP and has numerous All SBC Team honors. As a sophomore, junior and senior he was honored as the first team All SBC running back. As a linebacker, Cooper was First Team SBC 2018 and Second Team in 2019. Cooper rushed for a total of 2,941 yards and 37 touchdowns and a school record 301 yards in the game against Villa Angela St. Joseph on Sept. 28. In 2019, he was also named second Team All District.
Stine was also a member of the basketball team and a two-year member of the track team. In addition to athletics, he excels in classroom and has been named a Kiwanis Scholar Athlete and to the All SBC Academic Team. Cooper has been a member of Leadership Council, National Honor Society, Freshman Mentor and is Vice President of the International Club.
The 58th Annual NFF Banquet on March 16 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The special evening honors the accomplishments of scholar athletes from throughout the region who have excelled on the field, in the classroom and in their community,” said NFF officials. The keynote speaker for the event was to be Coach Ryan Day from The Ohio State University.
The honored athletes and coaches will still be presented with their NFF plaque at a future date. The NFF is working with BCSN to run a half hour show recognizing the honored athletes, and use social media platforms to honor and recognize the athletes and coaches throughout the spring.