2018 Recipient

Justin Sparks, a 2005 graduate was a three sport athlete for the Saints. As a member of the Saints football team, Justin was a 3-year letterman, a two time state champion and a Mr. Football Finalist his senior year. Justin was ranked as one of the nation's top kickers in high school and still holds a number of Briarcrest kicking records. Upon graduating, Justin continued his football career at the University of Mississippi. Justin was a 3-year letterman at Ole Miss and a two-time Cotton Bowl winner. Justin received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Justin was a member of the Academic All-Southeastern Conference for 2005-2009 and ended his career in the top 15 for punting average at the University of Mississippi.
Justin currently resides in Germantown, TN with his wife, Kathryn Ruleman Sparks, also a 2005 graduate, and their two children, Gunther (1) and newborn Graham. The Sparks are active members of Harvest Church.