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Student athlete Ryan James tackles national academic honors

Ryan James 16, a member of the Lehigh University football team, was selected as one of the winners of the 2012 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Award. The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the five winners of the award, with each recipient selected as the best of the best from their region of the country at the high school level.

Winners were recognized solely for their previous accomplishments in high school, even though all play now at the college level. Selected from the 450,000 high school football players covered by the NFF Chapter Network, the winners exemplify some of the best student-athletes in the country.

James, who currently plays on the offensive line for Lehigh, represented the East Region and the Bill Denny Central Jersey Chapter after compiling a 3.8 GPA. Ryan, who intends to declare mechanical engineering as his major, was a member of the National Honor Society at Piscataway High School.

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