Leighton to be honored with NFF scholar award

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 23, 2010
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Brian Leighton

BRUNSWICK, Maine --- Colby College senior offensive lineman Brian Leighton (John Bapst/Orrington, Maine) will be honored with the Scholar-Athlete Award from The State of Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

The 23rd annual awards dinner will take place this Wednesday at Bowdoin College's Thorne Hall at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and the general public is invited to attend. For ticket information, contact State of Maine Chapter President Howard Vandersea at 729-4210.

Leighton, who graduated on Sunday, was a right tackle for head coach Ed Mestieri. He earned New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team honors and also was on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team. Leighton helped the Mules (4-4 overall) finish third in the league in rushing (113.2 yards per game), fourth in rushing touchdowns (10), and fifth in total offense (316.1 yards per game).


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