The Boomer Esiason Foundation has awarded prestigious "Sacks for CF" academic scholarships to 30 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis.

Through the NFL season, longtime BEF partner Abbvie makes a donation to the BEF Sacks for CF scholarship program for every quarterback sack recorded during NFL Monday Night Football games. Then, during the Super Bowl, these funds are awarded to college students with cystic fibrosis based on academic achievement and adherence to daily CF therapy.

The Sacks for CF scholarship winners for 2016-2017 are:

Jacob Greene | Stanford University
Benjamin James | Virginia Commonwealth University
Julia Wright | Yale University
Emily Hethcox | Auburn University
Aleeya Young | Xavier University
Joy Arnold | University of California – Berkeley
Rosie Garvey | Clark University
Thomas Brophy | University of Maryland
Jared Cowan | Wabash University
Luke McFadden | University of Arkansas

Ambrose Bean | Ave Maria University
Laura Cheevers | Providence College
Sara Desrocher | College of St. Scholastica
Alexandra Faircloth | Charleston Southern University
Kevin Reis Missouri | University of Science and Technology
Theresa Webber | UNC Chapel Hill
Ryan Elitz | DeSales
Mitchell Wekwert | Central Michigan University
Beatrice Miner | University of Central Florida
Charlie Kilgore | Brown

Jake Reynolds | Springfield College
Allison Johnson | Miami University
Alexandria Naughton | University of South Alabama
Benjamin Dodds | University of Pittsburgh
Callie Deandra | Montreat College
Corey Sarkis | Northeastern University
Caroline Weber | South Dakota State University
Brett Hatfield | University of Nebraska – Omaha
Kelsey Wessels | Northern Kentucky University
Mohammed Joudeh | Miami Dade College

“Our ultimate goal and hope is that one day, a cure for cystic fibrosis is found. So while we wait – the Foundation has found ways to support the CF community every day in the here and now,” said Boomer Esiason. “Abbvie has been a proponent of that goal from day one and has changed the lives and futures of countless students who are battling CF.”

For more information about the Sacks for CF program, please visit www.SacksForCF.com.

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