Evaluation Criteria and Process

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Personal standards and accomplishments which are positive models for others;
  • High levels of integrity, honesty, and citizenship; and,
  • In the determination of the Selection Committee, have benefited from their participation in high school interscholastic athletic programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards, the applicant must meet or exceed all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a graduating senior;
  • Have competed at the varsity level during the current school year for a Maine High School;
  • Played a majority of time at a position considered either offensive line or defensive line;
  • Be able to verify an exemplary record of positive athletic and non-athletic citizenship.
  • Submit a fully completed application with all requirements by the posted deadline.
  • Submit one game video of the nominee playing against their team's best opponent. The video must be submitted via HUDL.

Evaluation Criteria and Process

The Selection Committee will use the following criteria to select one offensive winner and one defensive winner and the runners-up:

  • Academic Achievement – 20%;
  • School / Community Service – 20%;
  • Athletic Achievement - 60%;

The top four candidates on both offense and defense will be announced as Semi-finalists.  

The Winners and Runners-up will be selected from the Semi-finalists and awarded with the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Awards, including a scholarship check and trophy.