ORLANDO, FLA—South Carolina State tight end Temarrick Hemingway was the recipient of the 2015 Walter Payton Achievement Award sponsored by Disney Friday, (Sept.4) at the 11th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff Banquet at the Walt Disney Resort.

The award recognizes exemplary student-athletes, shining a light on character and embodiment of team spirit. The award was presented by Walter Payton’s son, Jarrett Payton.

The keynote speaker for the evening was ESPN commentator and radio personality Stephen A. Smith, who addressed players and coaches from both Arkansas-Pine Bluff and South Carolina State inside the Epcot Center. Sports Center anchor Jay Harris emceed the banquet for the ninth straight year.

S.C. State Athletics



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