Four NFA Football Student-Athletes to Sign National Letters of Intent

NFA Athletics will hold a National Letter of Intent Signing for four senior student-athletes, 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, on the mezzanine in the Atrium.


Shea McManaway (QB #9) will attend Endicott College, Beverly, MA. For the past three years, McManaway has been a varsity letter winner in the football program and a captain this season. He also competes in track and field. His stats this year were as follows:


- 169 Completions on 269 Attempts
- 2,219 Passing Yards
- 24 Passing Touchdowns
- 85 Carries
- 566 Rushing Yards
- 6 Rushing Touchdowns
- 30 Total Touchdowns


Caleb Parker (FS/WR #10), will attend Westfield State University, Westfield, MA. Parker is a three-sport student-athlete, competing in football, basketball, and track and field. He was a varsity letter winner in football all four years and a captain this season. In his sophomore year, he broke the single-season record for interceptions at 11. His stats this year were as follows:


- 51 Tackles
- 6 Tackles for Loss
- 1 Forced Fumble
- 3 Pass Break-Ups
- 1 Interception
- 7 Catches for 107 yards


Brendan Green (Center #78) will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, in the fall. A varsity letter winner for the past three years in the football program and a captain this season, Green has also played hockey for NFA’s co-op team, the Redhawks. He has never missed an opportunity to start in his football career. Green received the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame 2018 Scholar- Athlete Award.


Malik Gibson (OLB #85) will extend his football career at UMass-Dartmouth in the fall. Gibson is another three-sport athlete, competing in basketball and track and field in addition to football. As a captain this year, he held these impressive stats:

- 33 Tackles

- 1 Forced Fumble
- 1 Fumble Recovery
- 1 Pass Break Up
- 1 Interception


Varsity Head Football Coach, Jason Bakoulis ’04 comments, "The entire football program is proud of all four young men and their decision to continue their football careers at the college level. Playing college football is an opportunity not everyone experiences. I wish all four of them best of luck and expect them to continue the great tradition of NFA Football.”