Anthony Cocozzo named to National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Varsity student athlete and coach smiling for a photo together. Each is holding their respective award plaques in their hands.
Senior Anthony Cocozzo with Coach Ian Godfrey.

Stillwater High School senior Anthony Cocozzo has had an extraordinary year, finding success both in the classroom and on the football field. In December, he helped the varsity football team reach the Class D State Championship game for the first time in school history, and was recognized as a fall scholar athlete shortly thereafter. Now, Anthony is capping off his senior year with another exceptional accomplishment: being named to the 2023-24 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

Anthony received his Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award at the organization’s 35th Annual Awards Dinner, which was held at the Polish Community Center in Albany on Sunday, March 10. He was one of twelve winners in Section II and joins a prestigious list that honors his overall academic and athletic accomplishments.

The following was inscribed on Anthony’s award plaque: “The Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation grants Anthony Cocozzo of Stillwater High School this certificate in recognition of being voted as outstanding in Academic Achievement, School & Community Leadership, and football performance, in the territory of this chapter.”

“Anthony has been a leader for four years and helped our program reach unprecedented heights, playing for a state championship in Syracuse. He is a leader, winner, and a man of character. Best of luck to Anthony in all his future endeavors,” said varsity football coach Ian Godfrey.

Coach Godfrey was also honored at the awards dinner; he was named Class D Coach of the Year after leading Stillwater to the state championship game this past season.

Congratulations to Anthony and Coach Godfrey!