Senior football player will represent the Gaels in May

Naite Reese

Mount St. Joseph senior football player Naite Reese has been nominated as his school’s 2018 Unsung Hero nominee and will represent the Gaels at the annual Unsung Heroes Banquet in May.

Reese is the first male nominee named for 2018 and the second overall, joining Edmondson-Westside girls basketball player Infasia Davis.

Nearly 200 local student athletes, male and female, will be announced to represent their Baltimore area school and be honored, not only at the dinner in May, but during a special evening with the Baltimore Ravens, among other tributes.

McCormick will award more than $100,000 in Unsung Hero scholarships at its banquet including two grand prize winners, one male and one female, who will each receive a $40,000 Charles Perry McCormick college scholarship.

Last year, Dulaney’s Sean Herrin and Roland Park Country’s Liz Schlerf were the grand prize winners and Baltimore Ravens football legend Ray Lewis served as the keynote speaker.

The 2018 speaker has yet to be announced, but he or she is certain to be in the same category as the many outstanding individuals that have addressed the Unsung Heroes in the past. Just a sampling of that list includes NFL greats Peyton Manning, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas and Roger Staubach; Olympians Jesse Owens, Mary Lou Retton and Cathy Rigby; media personalities such as Dick Vitale, James Brown and Irv Cross; noted coaches such as Don Shula, John Harbaugh and Brenda Frese; local legends Brooks Robison, Wes Unseld; and so many more too numerous to list.