CAMP HILL - Trinity senior Patrick Dill has joined some select company.
Dill is one of twenty-five high school football players from around the world to be selected to the All-Military.com Department of Defense Team. The Shamrocks quarterback received a special jersey and certificate on behalf of Military.com and All American Games during a presentation at his school on Monday morning.
The Military.com program is designed to honor premier high school football players who are dependents of military retirees or personnel currently serving.
Dill's father is a retired Naval officer.
"The way my parents brought me up; (it) was a military background," said Dill, who threw for 1578 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2011. "Whatever my Dad learned from the military, he taught to me and my brother."
Dill's brother R.J. is an offensive lineman who recently transferred to Rutgers from Maryland.
Patrick Dill will enroll in prep school after graduating from Trinity.
Dill submitted a highlight video that was reviewed by panel of judges, including: Wes Chandler, a member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame; David Diaz-Infante, a 16-year NFL veteran and former Super Bowl champion; former coach Sam Wyche, who guided the Cincinnati Bengals to a Super Bowl; and Michael Husted, a 10-year NFL kicker with Tampa Bay, Oakland, Washington and Kansas City, respectively.
“Military kids have the added burden of frequent moves and starting new schools every few year," said Military.com President and retired Rear Admiral "T" McCreary. "To be able to excel in high school sports in spite of that speaks volumes about the character, integrity and talent of these athletes.”