Federico Maranges, Florida Atlantic


Florida Atlantic University offensive lineman Federick Maranges, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical science, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by BuildSubmarines.com.

Maranges, who is from Dorado, Puerto Rico, earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences with a minor in psychology this past spring. He graduated with a 3.719 grade-point average.

“Over the last two years, I have had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Federico Maranges while in my current practice at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care,” said Jason Perry, head team physician for the FAU football team and medical director for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Sports Medicine Program. “I have been consistently impressed with his high standards, professionalism, responsibility, judgment, and his unique leadership qualities. Federico is a leader on the offensive line, but this does not distract him from an unwavering drive to do his best in all his endeavors, he also makes great relationships with those that surround him. 

Federico has been a pleasure to have shadowing me in the clinic. He is respectful to the staff and the patients. He is always willing to help with routine tasks to help keep the clinic moving.  Most impressively, he consistently strives to engage with me academically.  Federico researches a topic based on a medical problem we have seen in the clinic. He has presented on topics from clinical features and physical examination of patients with lateral epicondylitis, to physiology and pathological findings and lumbar and cervical myotomes and dermatomes in patients with radiculopathy.”

The Military Bowl and BuildSubmarines.com are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by BuildSubmarines.com recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with BuildSubmarines.com, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

 The Military Bowl 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.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of BuildSubmarines.com. “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”