Photo: St. Charles Preparatory School’s Luke Eversole ’20, John H. McConnell and Worthington Industries Foundation Scholarship awardee (right), with OSU’s 2002 National Championship quarterback and 2019 Ohio Gold Award honoree, Craig Krenzel, at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 59th Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet.
Charles Preparatory School senior Luke Eversole received a John H. McConnell and Worthington Industries Foundation Scholarship from the Columbus Chapter of The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame on February 10, 2020.
Luke was one of 14 top high school football scholar-athletes in the central Ohio area to earn the prestigious recognition which takes into account, but is not limited to, academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and community leadership. The awards were presented at the 59th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Eversole, who holds a 4.20 cumulative GPA and earned a 35 on the ACT, was selected as the Columbus Catholic League honoree. The son of Robert and Jenny Eversole, he is a member of St. Andrew Parish and has volunteered with Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels and at Shepherd’s Corner.
Coached in football by Deke Hocker (St. Charles faculty member), Luke is the previous recipient of The George Eastman Young Leaders National Award (2018-2019) and the Cardinal Award for his leadership in offseason training in football (2018). This fall he was voted the Cardinal’s offensive MVP and holds the school’s all-time single-season rushing record. He was named First-Team All-District and All-State Special Mention this fall.
Eversole, who plans to study business in college, is considering attending the University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, Boston College, the University of Southern California or The Ohio State University. He is a member of the school’s Borromean Chapter of the National Honor Society, earned Summa Cum Laude recognition for his outstanding performance on the 2019 National Latin Examination, and has been on the Honor Roll every quarter.
In addition to playing football, Luke is also a four-year member of the St. Charles lacrosse team. Last spring he was named to the Ohio High School Lacrosse’s All-Region Team and a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American. To date at St. Charles, he has been named both a Lacrosse Scholar Athlete (2017, 2018 and 2019) and Football Scholar Athlete (2016, 2018 and 2019).
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The NFF Chapters have honored high school scholar-athletes for more than 60 years. Local chapter committees comprised of administrators, coaches and businessmen from the community make the selections while also raising and distributing more than $1 million in annual scholarships
Today the NFF Chapters nationwide serve as the local stewards of the NFF’s mission at the grassroots level, promoting and protecting the game for future generations. The organization collectively honors more than 3,500 high school scholar-athletes each year. The NFF Local Chapter High School Scholar-Athletes represent the best of the best from the more than 500,000 high school football players at the 5,000 high schools covered by the NFF Chapter Network.