2022 MILITARY BOWL 3M STEM SCHOLAR-ATHLETE PROGRAM HONORS ACC AND AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
The Military Bowl and 3M are proud to announce the members of the second annual Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.
“Once again the Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program is shining a light on a remarkable group of student-athletes,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “These young men are leaders on and off the field, taking head on the challenges of rigorous course work while helping their teams every Saturday.”
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.
“3M is excited to recognize these outstanding students pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields,” said Skip Driessen, Director of 3M Government Markets. “We know how hard these scholar-athletes have worked on the field and in the classroom and look forward to their continued success.”
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athletes from the ACC are:
- Boston College defensive back Jamareeh Jones, a redshirt freshman who is majoring in human centered engineering.
- Clemson defensive end Myles Murphy, a junior who is a construction sciences major.
- Duke punter Jackson Hubbard, who graduated with a degree in computer science and a double minor in statistic science and economics. He is pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering.
- Florida State offensive lineman Kayden Lyles, who graduated with a degree in industrial engineering and is pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
- Georgia Tech defensive back Jaylon King, a redshirt junior majoring in civil engineering.
- Louisville tight end Duane Martin, a sophomore majoring in health and human performance/exercise science.
- Miami offensive lineman Zion Nelson, a redshirt junior who is majoring in computer science fundamentals with a minor in sports administration.
- North Carolina defensive lineman Kaimon Rucker, a junior psychology major who aspires to become a sports psychologist
- N.C. State punter Shane McDonough, a graduate student who is pursuing a second degree in agricultural business management.
- Notre Dame wide receiver Matt Salerno, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering.
- Pittsburgh kicker Sam Scarton, an All-ACC player and a mechanical engineering major who is on track to graduate after the fall semester.
- Syracuse defensive lineman Caleb Okechukwu, a graduate student who is pursuing a master’s degree in applied data science.
- Virginia offensive lineman Zach Teter, a junior biology major who aspires to become a physician assistant.
- Virginia Tech linebacker Dax Hollifield, a senior who is majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise and aspires to attend medical school and become either a nutritionist or a strength and conditioning coach.
- Wake Forest wide receiver Taylor Morin, a redshirt sophomore majoring in engineering with a double minor in entrepreneurship and mathematics.
The Military Bowl 3M STEM Scholar-Athletes from the American Athletic Conference are:
- Cincinnati offensive lineman Lorenz Metz, a redshirt senior majoring in industrial management.
- East Carolina linebacker Myles Berry, a senior majoring in industrial distribution and logistics.
- Houston kicker Kyle Ramsey, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering.
- Memphis wide receiver Koby Drake, a redshirt sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.
- Navy defensive back Eavan Gibbons, a junior majoring in ocean engineering.
- SMU kicker/punter Brendan Hall, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.
- South Florida long snapper Bryce Bernard, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.
- Temple cornerback Nate Wyatt, a redshirt sophomore majoring in kinesiology.
- Tulane offensive lineman Sincere Haynesworth, a senior majoring in psychology.
- Tulsa defensive back Bryson Powers, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and is now pursing an MBA.
- UCF long snapper Alex Ward, a redshirt senior majoring in mechanical engineering.
This year’s Military Bowl presented by Peraton, benefiting the USO, matches teams from the ACC and the American Athletic Conference on Wednesday, December 28, kicking off at 2 p.m. ET and televised on ESPN. Tickets go on sale November 1. Proceeds from the Bowl benefit the USO and Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s retreat for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and caregivers.