Roxborough High senior Kwame Bell has been selected the winner of this week's Donovan McNabb/Daily News Award. He will attend Sunday's Eagles-Broncos game at Lincoln Financial Field.
The 6-2, 255-pound Bell is a two-way tackle and a 3-year starter.
"He is a great kid, one of my favorites," coach Mike Stanley said. "He just kind of grows on you. He never gets in trouble. I can always count on him.
"He is great with the other kids on the team. He is a team leader. He is one of four captains. He works with the other kids. He likes to always be around. He always wants to improve. He has the best work ethic of anyone I've seen. He always is working hard to get better."
Bell also throws the shot put and plays basketball.
McNabb picked up the award program this year after Brian Dawkins left for Denver in free agency. Last year, Dawkins gave his two tickets for home games to deserving players and McNabb is doing the same.
The winner will attend the game with an adult chaperone (it must be a parent, guardian or coach). Bell will meet McNabb after the game and will receive two pregame sideline passes, courtesy of the Eagles.
The winners are chosen for exhibiting great effort on the field and in the classroom, as well as showing great character off the field. Nominees are submitted to the Daily News and the final selection is made by McNabb.i
Aug. 27, vs. Jacksonville: Tamaric Richardson, Gratz, G-DT (Richardson plays at Gratz but attends Engineering & Science)
Sept. 20, vs. New Orleans: Tom Bremme, Truman, TE-DE-K
Sept. 27, vs. Kansas City: Wyatt Benson, Haverford School, FB-LB
Oct. 11, Tampa Bay: Greg Richie, West Philadelphia, LB-RB
Nov. 1, vs. NY Giants: Tyrell Martin, Frankford, RB-CB
Nov. 8, Dallas: Greg DiCocco, Radnor, C-NG
Nov. 29, vs. Washington: Chris Cusick, Bishop Shanahan, DE-TE
Dec. 20, vs. San Francisco, Eric Barrow, Olney, RB-LB
Dec. 27, vs. Denver: Kwame Bell, Roxborough, OT-DT