(2/22/2014) - Kevin Burke, a 2011 alumnus of St. Edward, will receive the Joe Fogg Award on March 4 at the Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities/Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet in Westlake.
The Joe Fogg Award goes to the national collegiate player of the year in the Midwest. Burke, a junior quarterback for Mount Union, earned the honor by leading the Purple Raiders to the National Championship game in Division III and winning the Gagliardi Trophy, which goes to the top Division III student-athlete in the country for both on-field and off-field contributions.
Burke finished second in the nation in passing with 3,830 yards. He was also one of the top rushers in the Ohio Athletic Conference, finishing third in the league with 1,025 yards on the ground.
Fogg played for the Akron East Ends in the early 1900s, coached EastHigh School in Cleveland, and was part owner of the Cleveland Rams (now St. Louis) in the 1940s. He was the founder of the Cleveland Touchdown Club. He also coached in college at Case Tech 1907-10, which was long before the merger with Western Reserve University.
By Norm Weber