Thomas Hennigan(Northwest Guilford HS) named most recent Bob Sawyer High School Football Player of the Week

Posted by Andy Durham on October 6, 2014 at 11:18 am under High School | Read the First Comment

ROTARY PRESENTS SIXTH BOB SAWYER AWARD FOR 2014 SEASON GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Greensboro, NC –The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the sixth winner of the 2014 Bob Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, October 8 at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The speakers will be Sam Elliot and Chase Cranford with the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The award will be presented by Bob Sawyer.

Winner: Thomas Hennigan
Coach: Jared Rolfes
School: Northwest Guilford High School
Jersey Number: 10
Position: Halfback
Northwest Guilford against Grimsley (26-13)

Thomas Hennigan, a sophomore, helped Northwest Guilford win the game on Friday, September 26th against Grimsley High School. Thomas had three touchdowns, 7 receptions, 72 receiving yards and 12 rushing yards.

Words from Coach Rolfes: “Thomas has established himself as one of the most productive players in the area. He has been our top offensive performer on the season and week to week. He is regarded in the classroom as a top notch student, outstanding leader, and is well-respected by the coaching staff and his teammates. Thomas comes from an excellent family with strong moral and faith based values. Thomas is the kind of kid that gets other people around him to play better. I think he is well deserving of this award. He has had bigger “number” weeks in terms of yards receiving, etc. but this week he contributed in so many ways. Friday he had two rushing TD’s on 3 carries and 1 TD reception.”

Info on Award: The Bob Sawyer Award began in the fall of 2013 for Guilford County High School football players. This award is in honor of long-time coach, athletic director and Greensboro Rotarian, Bob Sawyer, who remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. Leading Grimsley High School’s swimming teams to 16 consecutive championships and an unprecedented 15 straight NCHSAA state titles, Sawyer was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974, and was enshrined in the NC High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1995.


  • HS Football said,

    Thomas Hennigan is going to be a special player for NW for the next couple years. Kid is putting up some crazy numbers and is only a sophomore.