2022 - Craig Gardner '78
One of the finest athletes of his generation at Thornton Academy, Craig excelled in both football and baseball during his career at the school. He performed at a level of excellence which ranks him among the top players ever to don the Maroon and Gold in each sport. Craig was a two-time Telegram League First Team All Star and 1977 Telegram League batting champion. As a tailback on the football team, Craig proved to be a power runner who was difficult to tackle. As a senior, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards and scored all his team’s points in a game against Westbrook. For his efforts, he was named as a first-team performer on the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Team.