JCA graduate ZeVeyon Furcron ’16 wins FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award

Congratulations to JCA graduate, and former Joliet Catholic Football star, ZeVeyon Furcron on winning the 2021 Stats Perform FCS Doris Robinson Award. Furcron, a hulking offensive lineman at Southern Illinois University was one of 15 finalists – one from each FCS conference – to be nominated for the seventh annual award. Named after the late school teacher and wife of legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, it is presented to a student-athlete who excels both in the classroom and the community.
“When you think about the best award you could possibly win in Division I football, this is it,” said SIU head coach Nick Hill.
JCA head football coach Jake Jaworski ’02 said, “It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever knowing ‘Big Z’ for so long. Every offseason he is still back at Rudy’s Gym, continuing to give back and work with our student-athletes in the program. He has a smile that lights up the room, an infectious personality, and an unmatched work ethic. His ability to overcome so much adversity at a young age is inspiring to our program and entire school community.”
Furcron was honored as the Doris Robinson Award recipient at the FCS National Awards Banquet on January 7 in Frisco, Texas. He has posted a 3.88 grade point average in SIU’s Master of Science in Education program. He’s been a long-time contributor to service and charitable efforts, including Carbondale-area schools, ministries, military, Boys & Girls Club and clean-up drives.

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