Blue Devil Jamison is Suffolk’s Top Scholar Football Player

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Christian Jamison Top Scholar Athlete

Christian Jamison Top Scholar 


Athlete-(Darin Reed photo.)

While Christian Jamison loves playing football and does it with a hard nosed attitude, the teenager knows it’s only a game. The Huntington High School senior was presented with the LaBue Award by the Suffolk County Football Coaches Assn. as this year’s top scholar football player.

The award was presented to Jamison during a dinner attended by a crowd of 1,200 at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge in December. He has compiled an academic grade average of 102-plus with a combined SAT math/verbal score of 1,530. Among the colleges that Jamison is currently considering are Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT.

Jamison played wide receiver and outside linebacker for Huntington this fall. The 6’3, 190 lb. senior was one of Huntington quarterback Ben Kocis’ favorite passing targets with 49 receptions for 784 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Jamison recorded 38 tackles, 13 assists, six pass deflections, two interceptions, a quarterback sack and a tackle for a loss.

“It has been an honor to play for Huntington over the last four years,” Jamison said. “I am thrilled over how well the team has done this year and can’t think of a better way to end my career here than playing in the Long Island Championships. I am proud of how our team has overcome some tough losses. I will always remember long practices and Friday night dinners.”

Mr. Jamison, who has been named to the All-State string orchestra, said his college academic interests “lean towards” math and science. “My future plans are still up in the air,” the senior said. “I am hoping to play football at the next level, but don’t have definite plans yet.”


Christian Jamison dives for an extra yard against Amityville. (Mike Connell photo.)

The LaBue Award is named in honor of James LaBue, a 1978 Sachem graduate who went on to play at Ithaca College. He perished in a tragic car crash. Jamison is the third Huntington High School player to receive the award following Chris Mooney (1999) and Jack Sullivan (2004). Mooney went on to be a football star at the University of Delaware while Sullivan was a wrestler at the University of Pennsylvania.

LaBue Award winners through the years

Year                 Name                          School                         Position

2013                Christian Jamison     Huntington                Wide receiver/outside linebacker

2012                James Giattino           Sayville                        Wide receiver/safety

2011                Griffin Rock                Bay Shore                    Center/Linebacker

2010                Steve Skon                  Lindenhurst                Quarterback

2009                Steven Dill                  Hauppauge                  Tight end/linebacker

2008                Cong Tian                    Sachem North           Tackle

2007                Sean Kelly                   Mt. Sinai                       Quarterback/defensive back

2006                Justin Turri                West Islip                     Quarterback/defensive back

2005                Tim Miller                   Sachem                         Lineman

2004                Jack Sullivan             Huntington                  Running back/linebacker

2003                Troy Turri                  West Islip                     Quarterback/defensive back

2002                Lou Morga                  West Islip                      Tight end/defensive end

2001                Drew Peters                Babylon                         Running back/linebacker

2000                Nick Woll                     Walt Whitman           Running back/linebacker

1999                Chris Mooney              Huntington                 Linebacker/lineman

1998                Kevin Cassese              Comsewogue              Quarterback/defensive back

1997                Justin Stark                  North Babylon          Lineman

1996                Chris Burnham            Northport                   Running back/defensive back

1995                Matt DelRosso            Comsewogue              Quarterback/defensive back

1994                Todd Cassese              Comsewogue              Quarterback/defensive back

1993                Chris Ott                      Southampton               – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1992                Dennis Kramer            Sachem                       Running back/defensive back

1991                Mike Hansen               Patchogue-Medford  Lineman

1990                Jason Mastropierro     Sayville                      Running back/linebacker

1989                Bill Sparacio                Centerach                     Running back

1988                Tim Lynch                    Islip                                Quarterback/defensive back

1987                Ron Grable                  Connetquot                  Running back

1986                Brian Kolar                  Sayville                          Lineman

1985                Eric Trenaman          Smithtown                     Quarterback

Story by Jim Hoops, Pictures  Middle – Christian Jamison dives for an extra yard against Amityville. (Mike Connell photo.)

Top – Christian Jamison has been indispensable to Huntington. (Darin Reed photo.)

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