Thomas Hennigan(Northwest Guilford HS) named Rotary Club’s Bob Sawyer High School Football Player of the Week


Greensboro, NC –The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the second winner of the 2015 Bob Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, September 9th at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The award will be presented by Bob Sawyer.

Winner: Thomas Hennigan
Coach: Jared Rolfes
School: Northwest Guilford High School
Jersey Number: 7
Position: WR/DB
Northwest Guilford against Western Guilford (66-25)

Northwest Guilford wide receiver/defensive back Thomas Hennigan had a terrific game against Western Guilford on Friday, August 28th, with 4 TDs (one of which was from an onside kick recovery), 129 receiving yards, and 7 tackles.

Even more important than his outstanding game, Hennigan’s coach, Jared Rolfes, considers him a tremendous leader for the school, on and off the field. “He is a true leader by definition in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field,” says Rolfes. “He will often take sacrificial steps to help his teammates or those around him, even if it means his team or unit is not first or equipped to be first. He is full of energy, exciting, and explosive on the playing field. His teachers love having him in class, as he is timely, involved, organized, and one of the better students in his class. He takes many high level courses and plays multiple sports. In our weight lifting class he volunteers to help a special needs student every day without being asked.”

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.