Boston College Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis is Walter Camp 2013 Connecticut Player of the Year

NEW HAVEN, CT – Former King Low Heywood Thomas standout Kevin Pierre-Louis, a senior linebacker from Boston College, has been named by the Walter Camp Football Foundation as its 2013 “Connecticut Player of the Year. Awarded annually to the top college football player who is a resident and/or played scholastically in the state of Connecticut, the Connecticut Player of the Year is selected by the all-volunteer membership of the Foundation.

2013 WCFF CT POY Pierre-Louis

Pierre-Louis is the second player from Boston College – joining former Eagle Bill Romanowski (Vernon) in 1987 – to earn the Connecticut Player of the Year award.

“We are pleased to recognize Kevin Pierre-Louis as our Connecticut Player of the Year,” Foundation president James Monico said.  “Kevin has been a defensive force for the Eagles and a worthy recipient of this honor.”

A 6-foot, 1-inch, 225-pound linebacker, Pierre-Louis has started all 12 games for the Eagles (7-5), who will play Arizona in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in Shreveport, La. on December 31.

A consensus All-ACC selection, Pierre-Louis ranked second on the team and sixth in the ACC with 104 tackles (64 solo).  His six quarterback sacks place him 13th in the ACC.   He has also forced two opponent fumbles. His best game came on October 5 in a win over Army when he posted a career-high 18 tackles and earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors.

Pierre-Louis has played in 43 career games for the Eagles, and has totaled 356 tackles and eight quarterback sacks.  His 202 career solo tackles leads the ACC and ranks fifth among all active FBS players.

A native of Norwalk, Pierre-Louis was a two-time NEPSAC Class C All-Star at King Low Heywood Thomas in Stamford and led the team to two Fairchester League titles.   In 2009, Pierre-Louis recorded 159 tackles and rushed for 914 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named the Gatorade Connecticut Football Player of the Year.   Pierre-Louis also played basketball and lacrosse for King Low Heywood Thomas.   Pierre-Louis is also the second former KLHT player – Silas Redd (then of Penn State) in 2011– to earn Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year honors.

Pierre-Louis, along with the members of the 2013 Walter Camp All-America team, including his BC teammate Andre Williams, will be recognized at the organization’s national awards banquet on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.  In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals – former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (Distinguished American), former Penn State and Oakland Raider standout lineman Matt Millen (Man of the Year) and former North Carolina All-American Ken Huff (Alumnus of the Year) – with major awards.

The Foundation is offering a “Holiday Ticket Promotion” for the National Awards Dinner. Buy two tickets for $450 (you save $150) before December 31.  Please call (203) 288-CAMP (288-2267) for more information.

Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side.  The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. 

 Connecticut Player of the Year

Presented to the top college football player who is a resident and/or played scholastically in the state of Connecticut. The award is voted on by the Walter Camp Football Foundation membership.

Year          Recipient, Pos.                 School                                     Hometown

2013          Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB     Boston College                       Norwalk (King Low Heywood)

2012          Bjoern Werner, DE           Florida State                           Salisbury School

2011          Silas Redd, RB                 Penn State                               Norwalk (King Low Heywood)

2010          John Moffitt, OG              Wisconsin                                Guilford (Notre Dame-WH HS)

2009          Aaron Hernandez, TE       Florida                                     Bristol (Bristol Central HS)

2008          Kory Sheets, RB               Purdue                                     Manchester (Bloomfield HS)

2007          Mike McLeod, RB            Yale                                         New Britain

2006          Kory Sheets, RB               Purdue                                     Manchester (Bloomfield HS)

2005          John Sullivan, OL             Notre Dame                            Greenwich

2004          Anttaj Hawthorne, DL     Wisconsin                                Hamden

2004          Dan Orlovsky, QB                        Connecticut                             Shelton

2003          Dan Orlovsky, QB                        Connecticut                             Shelton

2002          Niko Koutouvides, LB     Purdue                                     Plainville

2001          Dwight Freeney, DE         Syracuse                                  Bloomfield

2000          Peter Mazza, LB               Yale                                         Cheshire

1999          Bobby Myers, DB             Wisconsin                                Hamden

1998          Carl Bond, RB                  Connecticut                             Hamden

1997          Kyle McIntosh, RB          Syracuse                                  Cheshire

1996          Tarek Saleh, LB                Wisconsin                                Woodbridge (Notre Dame-WH HS)

1995          Tarek Saleh, LB                Wisconsin                                Woodbridge (Notre Dame-WH HS

1994          Jason Miska, LB               Auburn                                    Bridgeport (ND-Fairfield HS)

1993          Chris Zingo, LB                Cornell                                    Fairfield (Fairfield Prep)

1992          Curtis Eller, DE                Villanova                                 Stratford

1991          Corey Vincent, DL           Holy Cross                              Shelton

1990          Rob Thomson, DB            Syracuse                                  Southington

1989          Terry Wooden, LB            Syracuse                                  Farmington

1988          Glenn Antrum, WR          Connecticut                             Ansonia

1987          Bill Romanowski, LB       Boston College                       Vernon (Rockville HS)

1986          Richard Comizio, RB       Pennsylvania                           New Fairfield

1985          Tom Patton, DE                Holy Cross                              Meriden

1984          no recipient

1983          Steve Young, QB             Brigham Young                      Greenwich

1982          Mike Marshall, DB           Southern Connecticut             Bridgeport

1981          Rich Diana, RB                 Yale                                         Hamden