Adam Taliaferro Foundation

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South Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame Needs Nominations!

Posted by gchalloffame on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (140)

The South Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame is searching for 2013 Hall of Fame Nominations -- and we need your help!

The Hall of Fame will induct new members during the Annual Hall of Fame Banquet in June 2013, prior to the Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic.

Please submit your nominations to the Selection Committee no later than February 25. You can nominate candidates in any or all of the seven areas:

High School Coach

Professional Player (active)

Professional Player (inactive)

Distinguished Service

Legends (pre-playoffs)

Legends (post-playoffs)

Assistant Coach.

Your nomination must be accompanied by a resume of the candidate, to include background and contact information for the candidate. Also, make sure to include your name and contact information in case we have any questions.

Please email or mail your nomination(s) and resume(s) no later than February 25 to:

Tom Curley

600 Shady Lane

Haddon Township , NJ 08108


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and Adam Taliaferro Foundation Tee Off on 2nd Annual Fundraiser

Posted by gchalloffame on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

PHILADELPHIA – Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation will partner once again to present the Second Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation & Magee Rehabilitation Golf Outing on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Taliaferro was a patient at Magee back in 2000 when Taliaferro, a freshman cornerback for Penn State, received a spinal cord injury while making a clean hit in a game against Ohio State. Told he may never walk again, after 3 grueling months of therapy at Magee and with the unyielding support of his family, Taliaferro walked out of Magee on his own, shifted his focus and talents away from the football field and graduated from Penn State. He later went to law school and became a lawyer…… all while starting the Adam Taliaferro Foundation to help those who, like him, had been injured in a sanctioned sporting event.

Proceeds from the golf outing—which includes golf, dinner, cocktails and auctions—will benefit spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and quality of life programs supported by both the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is a US News & World Report-best physical and cognitive rehabilitation hospital. The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who suffer catastrophic head or spinal cord injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware.

To participate in the golf outing or to obtain more information about sponsorships, please contact the Magee Development Office at (215) 587-3090 or email Gus Ostrum, Adam Taliaferro Foundation, at (609) 502-0424 or email

Tickets Available at the Gate for Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic on June 28!

Posted by gchalloffame on June 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Tickets will be available at the door for the 22nd Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic at Rowan University on Thursday, June 28, 2012!

See the attached game rosters to see what South Jersey seniors will be playing in this year's Taliaferro Classic! Just click on the following link:

Last year's game was a great success - close to 4,500 people attended and our program advertisers received tremendous visibility. We hope you will be part of this success story in 2012!

The Adam Taliaferro Foundation was founded in the name of Adam Taliaferro to assist victims of spinal cord injuries and to educate individuals on the treatment and prevention of these injuries. More information on the Foundation may be found at

In 2011, the Foundation provided about $75,000 in financial aid and equipment to victims of spinal cord injuries. Through our Player of the Year contest, the Foundation will be granting 14 scholarships in the coming year and will recognize college athletes as well.

We are hoping you will be able to join us on game night at Rowan!

S.J. Football Coaches Association Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by gchalloffame on June 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (2)


GLASSBORO – The South Jersey Football Coaches Association has announced its Class of 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.

To be inducted will be:

High School Coach: Chuck Donohue

Pro Active: Shonn Greene

Pro Inactive: Greg Buttle

Distinguished Service: John Cutsavage

Legends (Post-playoffs): Kevin Harvey

Legends (Pre-playoffs): Ed Wooley

Assistant Coach: Gene Shulman

The recipients will be honored during an induction banquet on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at Masso’s Caterers in Glassboro, NJ. Tickets for the banquet are $30 and may be obtained by calling (856) 582-0212.

Chuck Donohue (High School Coach)

Donohue has taught and coached football in New Jersey for 41 years, and has been one of the best in the business. He has enjoyed successful tenures at St. Joseph’s Hammonton, Haddon Heights and Buena, with his team making 18 playoff appearances and grabbing two sectional championships.

Donohue, who has been honored by numerous organizations, recently completed his 14th season as head coach at Southern Regional High School in Ocean County.

Shonn Greene (Active Professional Player)

A Winslow Township High School graduate, Greene is one of the NFL’s top running backs with the New York Jets and one of college football’s top running backs at Iowa.

As a Jet, he rushed for 1,054 yards in 2011 and was also a premier back in 2009 and 2010. He is a talented multi-purpose player who performs at his best in big games, including the NFL playoffs. At Iowa, he rushed for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2008 in winning the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top collegiate running back.

Greg Buttle (Retired Professional Football Player)

A Mainland Regional High School graduate, Buttle went on to become one of the nation’s top linebackers at Penn State University and later with the New York Jets.

At Penn State he was consensus All-American in 1975, he still holds school records for most tackles in a game (24) and in a season (165). He is also among the Nittany Lions’ career leaders in tackles with 343. In the NFL, he played nine seasons and led the Jets to a playoff appearance in 1981 as a starting outside linebacker. Today, he enjoys a career as a broadcaster in New York City for WCBS TV.

John Cutsavage Distinguished Service)

Cutsavage has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation/South Jersey Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic. He has served as game director since 2007 and previously as general manager and assistant general manager. He has also served on the SJFCA Board of Directors since 1998.

Inducted into the South Jersey High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010, “Cutty” has enjoyed successful coaching stops at Pitman High School, Bishop Eustace, and Timber Creek along with stops at several Southeastern Pennsylvania schools in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kevin Harvey (Legends (Post-Playoffs)

One of South Jersey’s greatest all-time offensive players as a quarterback, Harvey led Paulsboro High School to a 43-1 career record and finished as New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer with 101 touchdowns and 656 total points prior to his 1996 graduation.

In a brilliant senior season, he accounted for nearly 2500 yards of total offense, including more than 1200 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns. He played two seasons at Temple University and briefly with the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League.

Ed Wooley (Legends Pre-Playoffs)

A 1966 Pitman High School graduate, Wooley enjoyed a stellar playing career in baseball, basketball and football for the Panthers before lettering in football at the University of Michigan from 1966 to 1968.

In the coaching ranks, he guided Ocean City High School to Cape-Atlantic and South Jersey Group 3 championships in the early 1980s. He is a member of the Pitman High, Gloucester County, and South Jersey Coaches Halls of Fame.

Gene Shulman (Assistant Coach)

As an assistant coach at Collingswood, Cherokee, Williamstown, and Shawnee since 1975, Shulman has helped local high schools win 10 sectional championships as a defensive coordinator along with numerous conference crowns. He also served as head football coach at Williamstown High in 1985 and 1986.

Shulman has also shown his loyalty to South Jersey by serving as President of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association and coaching in numerous all-star football games. He was inducted into the New Jersey Football Coaches hall of Fame in 2009.


Rosters Announced for Taliaferro Classic All-Star Game

Posted by gchalloffame on April 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (2)

The annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation-South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Blue-White All-Star Classic will be played on Thursday, June 28, at Rowan University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Adam Taliaferro Foundation.

Here are the rosters:


Player School Pos.

Mike Adams St. Joseph DL

Tosin Adeyemo Northern Burlington RB

Jordan Allie Delran DB

Bobby Barbieri Hammonton DB

Sam Bell Bridgeton DL

Moral Best Palmyra OL

Frank Bobo Seneca PK

Nick Cannizzaro Palmyra WR

John Carr Absegami DL

John Edwards Middle Twp. OL

Dominic Elly Cinnaminson QB

Russ Forchion Hammonton RB

Zac Frantz Moorestown WR

Doug Gilbert Lenape OL

Anthony Graziano Cumberland LB

Kyle Groover Florence DL

Tyler Hartman Cherokee OL

Tamar Jackson Bridgeton DB

Malcom Jenkins Maple Shade DB

Ivan Jones Vineland DE

Chris Kirby Cinnaminson DB

Charles Kusowski Riverside OL

Shaquille Lee Millville QB

Cory Litton St. Joseph LB

Jerry Lowe Rancocas Valley DB

Steven May Buena DE

Quinn Mehigan Cherokee LB

Alex Mourtos Shawnee WR

Ismail Naji Atlantic City WR

Jesse Osborne Shawnee OL

Devin Parler Pemberton DB

Hunter Pates Northern Burlington LB

Dontaye Rivera Pleasantville DE

Treshawn Roberts Florence TE

Brandon Roche Burlington Twp. DB

Aaron Scanlon Holy Cross DE

Marcus Scott Cumberland DL

Lloyd Smith Holy Cross WR

Trevor Terrell Lenape RB

Nick Tyndal Millville OL

Tyler Waller Egg Harbor Twp DL


Player School Pos.

Todd Austin Winslow Twp. DE

Brandon Babilonia Collingswood TE

Matt Barnett Paul VI DE

Nick Batastini Bishop Eustace LB

Dan Bekier Triton DE

Shaquille Boardley Pennsauken OL

Marshall Brooks Delsea LB

Ali Brown Cherry Hill West WR

Tyrone Bundy Woodbury LB

Terrance Chambliss Woodrow Wilson WR

Daniel Ciemiecki Haddonfield DB

Marcus Coleman Camden Catholic OL

Dan Collins Williamstown QB

David Cuneo Haddon Township FB

Connor Duffy Kingsway OL

Josh Goldsboro Schalick TE

Ryan Hawthorne Pennsville WR

Chris Hurban Deptford DB

Austin Im Paulsboro DL

Michael Johnson Schalick RB

Dan Klaszky Glassboro LB

Dane Kozlosky Clearview DB

Chris Lail Kingsway LB

Marvin Lee Penns Grove DB

Matt Lindsay Gateway OL

Calvin Lowe Timber Creek QB

Nick Lundholm Haddon Heights QB

Anthony Marcozzi Bishop Eustace DB

Mike Martucci Williamstown DT

Elliott McCummings Gloucester Catholic WR

Darius Merriweather Eastern DB

Curtis Nealer Pitman DL

Ridge Reese Woodstown DB

Josh Roane West Deptford DL

Matt Rowand Audubon DL

Kyle Sipple Highland OL

Mike Suli Cherry Hill East P/K

Seth Tinsley Triton OL

Devin Walker Salem RB

Christian Walsh Sterling OL

Amar Williams Pennsauken WR

Grant Wilson Washington Twp. OL