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THE WINNER: Alfred Dorbor
School: St. Raphael Academy (Pawtucket, R.I.)
Position: Running back and safety
Weight: 200 pounds
Athletic achievement: He rushed for 1,305 yards and 26 touchdowns on 157 carries this past season, leading the Saints (9-1) to the Division II state quarterfinals. A 2013 Second Team All-State selection, he recorded 43 tackles, including three for loss, along with four interceptions on defense.
Academic excellence: Dorbor has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom and represents one of the state’s top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award’s broad criteria.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered with local blood-donation drives and was chosen by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League to attend the New England Leadership Conference the summer before his senior year to hone his leadership skills. He has donated his time on behalf of the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation
“Alfred Dorbor runs with power and speed,” said Dino Campopiano, head coach of Pawtucket Shea. “He has all the tools that make a great back. When you play St Ray’s you have to game-plan just to stop him.”
THE FUTURE: Dorbor remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.