NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State’s Anthony Bass was recognized as the school’s top scholar-athlete for his sport by the National Football Foundation, Tuesday.
Bass was honored, along with other players from local colleges, at the Middle Tennessee Chapter’s annual banquet.
On the field, Bass notched 36 tackles, 12.5 tackles-for-loss, 7.0 sacks and five quarterback hurries.
The Clarksville native, anchored the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game) and helped TSU to a No. 4 FCS ranking in sacks per game (3.58).
The National Football Foundation’s mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.
One of the most respected chapters in the National Football Foundation, the Middle Tennessee Chapter was founded in 1961 by Fred Russell, Harold “Cotton” Clark and current NFF South Region Coordinator and former NFL referee, Art Demmas. The annual awards banquets honor 60-plus high school seniors and 7 collegiate seniors for their outstanding academic, civic and athletic achievement. These young men are true role models in their schools and communities.