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Leno honored at NFF Scholar-Athlete banquet

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kenyon College senior Mychael Leno was among those recognized at the Columbus Chapter of The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame’s 62nd annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, which was held last week at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.

During the banquet, scholar-athletes from Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein, Capital, Denison, Ohio Dominican and Kenyon were honored. John H. McConnell and Worthington Industries Foundation Scholarships were given to 14 central Ohio high school scholar-athletes. Additionally, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day was presented with the Ohio Gold Award.

Leno, who played cornerback for the Owls, started all ten games during the 2023 season. He led the team in tackles (93) and pass break-ups (5). He was a team captain and named an All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree for the second time in his career. The Akron, Ohio native concluded his Kenyon career with eight pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 178 tackles, including 10 tackles-for-loss, in 30 games played.

In the classroom, Leno is an American Studies major and a Spanish minor with his sights set on graduation in May.

The NFF and College Hall of Fame is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the future of amateur football at local, state, and national levels. The foundation, with its chapters, annually awards nearly $1 million in scholarships to over 3,000 high school and college student athletes for continuing education.

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