Lincoln’s Izzy Abanikanda Garners NYSSWA High School Co-Player of the Year Award

Lincoln's Abanikanda
Lincoln’s Izzy Abanikanda Ready to Pounce with the Panthers!!

The New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) named Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn) running back Izzy Abanikanda as 2019 High School Football Co-Player of the Year along with Jessie Parson of New Rochelle High School. 

Abanikanda, a New York State football Gatorade Player of the Year recipient and University of Pittsburgh recruit, rushed for 1,350 yards and 20 touchdowns on just 136 touches as a senior as he guided the Railsplitters to the PSAL Championship Conference semifinals. 

An overall offensive threat, the 6-foot, 195-pounder also caught 13 passes for 182 yards and three scores and averaged 36.3 yards on kickoff returns.  

Abanikanda is already matriculated at the University of Pittsburgh, according to a source close to the Lincoln High School football program. 

— Jerry Del Priore 


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