Greg McGhee wins the Boxtorow Rookie of the Year Award (

The Boxtorow National HBCU Football Annual Awards were announced at the HBCU All-Star Gala Banquet held at the Westin Peachtree Hotel in downtown Atlanta on December 16.

For the first time Boxtorow awarded a Rookie of the Year award, as Howard quarterback Greg McGhee was recognized. The freshman from Pittsburgh, Pa. was voted the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. He was third in the MEAC in total offense (197.5) and completed 182-of-321 passes for 1,784 yards with 13 touchdowns. He started all 11 games and also rushed for 388 yards and four rushing touchdowns. McGhee’s teammate and leading wide receiver Willie Carter accepted the award on McGhee’s behalf.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Washington Redskins star Darrell Green was part of the awards ceremony. Green and Florida A&M head football coach Joe Taylor were the keynote speakers.

For more on the Boxtorow National HBCU Football Awards, visit The AFRO.