RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The National Football Foundation’s Bill Dooley Chapter announced on Wednesday the five finalists for the 2022 Bill Dooley Scholar-Athlete Award.

Each of the five honorees will receive a scholarship of $2,000 from the organization.

This year’s Bill Dooley Scholar-Athlete Award recipient will be announced on July 12 and includes a $10,000 scholarship in lieu of the $2,000 grant. The Bill Dooley Scholar-Athlete Award recognizes the top football high school senior student-athlete within the chapter’s geographical region, which includes Durham County, Orange County, Pitt County and Wake County. 

This year’s recipient will be honored at the annual Pigskin Preview on Friday, July 22 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. The NFF Bill Dooley Chapter is in its 27th year of providing scholarships to high school student-athletes.

2022 Bill Dooley Scholar-Athlete Award – Finalists (listed alphabetically)

Jackson Barker, Fuquay-Varina High School

Caleb Dudley, D.H. Conley High School

Kristian Eanes, Hillside High School

Caleb Kelley, Chapel Hill High School

George Moretz, Enloe High School

About the NFF Bill Dooley Chapter

On August 23, 1995, Bill Dooley, one of the winningest coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference history, invited athletic directors, coaches and representatives from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, N.C. Central University and North Carolina State University to join him and N.C. Governor, Jim Hunt, at the State Capitol Old Senate Chambers. It was at that meeting that the universities pledged their support to the newly formed NFFCHOF Chapter and its mission. In 2012, East Carolina University joined the Chapter and, in 2014, the NFFCHOF Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the chapter after its founder.