Jackson and McQuay return home to Palm Beach County
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
Palm Beach County claimed a Heisman Trophy and gold medal in the past year. And the recipients of both of them were home on Sunday night.
Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in the house at the Kravitz Center Sunday, winning the Palm Beach County Amateur Athlete of the Year award, at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Celebration.
Not a difficult choice, as the Louisville quarterback became the first ever Palm Beach County native to win the Heisman.
The Boynton Beach native has been back home all week, and has taken the time to meet with fans, and some school kids in his home town.
Just two years ago, jackson earned the High School Player of the Year award at this ceremony.
Another Palm Beach star, who had a huge year, was honored Sunday night. Suncoast High grad Tony McQuay was a member of the Team USA 4 by 400 gold medal winning relay team in Rio. At Kravis, he was honored as a Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Olympian. McQuay has earned major honors on huge stages all over the world, but he says there's something special about coming home to West Palm Beach to get an honor like this.