Jake Wieczorek To Receive Cooney Award

Holy Cross Athletics   04-26-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek, a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected as the 2016-2017 winner of the Honorable John P. Cooney Memorial Award. Presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club in memory of Judge John P. Cooney (Class of 1923), the Cooney Award goes to a senior letterwinner who performed beyond all expectations with courage, loyalty and dedication.

During his junior season, Wieczorek was well on his way to earning All-Patriot League honors before suffering a separated shoulder against Fordham. Instead of having surgery, he was back on the field three weeks later to help the team succeed. His individual statistics may have suffered, but he played a key role in helping the Crusaders win their final two games of the year to finish with a 6-5 overall record.

Wieczorek came back as a senior to earn third team All-America and second team All-Patriot League honors. He caught 55 passes for 705 yards and five touchdowns, in addition to averaging 22.1 yards on 35 kickoff returns and 13.7 yards on 23 punt returns. Over the course of his collegiate career, Wieczorek caught 148 passes for 2,029 yards and 16 touchdowns, while totaling 3,629 all-purpose yards. He finished his career ranked sixth all-time at Holy Cross in receiving yards, seventh in all-purpose yards, eighth in receptions and 10th in touchdown receptions.

Also a standout in the classroom, Wieczorek carries a 3.90 cumulative grade point average with a double major in economics and chemistry. He was selected as the 2016 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, in addition to earning Academic All-Patriot League and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three years in a row.

Wieczorek will be presented with the Cooney Award at the 62nd annual Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremonial Banquet, to be held on Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center. Tickets are still available for the event for only $65.00, and can be purchased by clicking here.

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