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Football: Wood's Walsh receives Jim Henry Award

The awards are piling up for Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh.

Football: Wood's Walsh receives Jim Henry Award

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Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh, here pictured with his brother Tommy, is the recipient of the 28th annual Jim Henry Award.

The awards are piling up for Archbishop Wood's Fran Walsh.

The senior two-way lineman received the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's prestigious Jim Henry Award Wednesday morning in an assembly at Wood's auditorium.

Last Thursday, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior was selected as the Maxwell Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania.

The Jim Henry Award is given annualy to the Pennsylvania or New Jersey high school player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community.

Last season, Walsh, a standout at center and defensive tackle, helped the Vikings go 12-3, claim their fifth straight District 12 Class AAA title, and advance to the state final before losing to Erie's Cathedral Prep.

He will be formally recognized as the winner of the 28th annual Jim Henry Award at a March 1 function at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

- Rick O'Brien

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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