WA Senior Anthony Barbar Wins Brian Piccolo Award!

WA Senior Anthony Barbar Wins Brian Piccolo Award!

Every year, the National Football Foundation hosts the Brian Piccolo Awards Banquet. This awards dinner pays tribute to the late Brian Piccolo, a standout football player for St. Thomas Aquinas, Wake Forest, and in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. In addition, it gathers 41 senior student-athletes from Broward County schools who excel both academically and on the football field.

This morning, Shawn Cerra from the Brian Piccolo Chapter of the National Football Foundation joined us on campus to share that WA senior Anthony Barbar was selected as the 2024 overall winner of the Brian Piccolo Award. Anthony joins Greg Huffstetler ’90, Danny Kanell ’92, and Riley Clements ’21 as the fourth overall winner from Westminster Academy.

Coach Ehren Wallhoff had this to say:

“I wanted you to know how proud we are of you and how we truly appreciate all that you’ve accomplished during your time at WA. You’ve certainly had a decorated career, and we’re so excited for you and your family on receiving this prestigious award. The Lord is good. Again, I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you at the next level. We’re proud of you, Anthony. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you, always.”

Anthony Barbar was the Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the Year, First Team All-State selection, First Team All-County Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald (Player of the Year), FACA First Team All-District, and Player of the Year. He captained our team to a 10–2 record that finished with a trip to the State Championship game this season. Anthony threw for over 8,400 passing yards and led the Lions to 29 wins during his Varsity career. He was ranked Top Five Quarterbacks for the 2023 season in all classifications and became the WA single-season and All-Time Passing leader.

In the classroom and community, Anthony has a 3.691 GPA and has accumulated 1,005 Christian Service Outreach hours. He is also very active in the Gangway Youth Ministry at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the inaugural group of WA Student Ambassadors, Youth Leadership Broward, and Habitat for Humanity. Along with playing four years of Varsity Football for WA, Anthony also played and was a captain of the Lions Soccer team.

Anthony will attend Wheaton College, where he will continue his football career at the collegiate level.

We congratulate Anthony and look forward to watching his next steps as he lives out the Westminster Academy portrait of a graduate!