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Vantrell Nash of Floyd poses for a portrait (Credit: James Escher)

Vantrell Nash of Floyd poses for a portrait after winning the Tom Cassese Defensive Back Award. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Vantrell Nash

Floyd senior Vantrell Nash won the 2012 Cassese Award, given annually to the most outstanding defensive back in Suffolk County.

Vantrell Nash of Floyd poses for a portrait
(Credit: James Escher)

Vantrell Nash of Floyd poses for a portrait after winning the Tom Cassese Defensive Back Award. (Dec. 3, 2012)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash reacts after he scores
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash reacts after he scores in the second quarter against Farmingdale in the Long Island Class I football championship at Shuart Stadium. (Nov. 29, 2012)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash, right, celebrates his touchdown
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash, right, celebrates his touchdown with Jawan Jenkins in the second quarter of the Long Island Class I football championship against Farmingdale at Shuart Stadium. (Nov. 29, 2012)

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William Floyd's Vantrell Nash scores a second-quarter touchdown
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash scores a second-quarter touchdown against Farmingdale in the Long Island Class I football championship at Shuart Stadium. (Nov. 29, 2012)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash looks back as he
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash looks back as he runs the ball in for a second-quarter touchdown against Farmingdale in the Long Island Class I football championship at Shuart Stadium. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Floyd quarterback A.J. Otranto, right, congratulates Vantrell Nash,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Floyd quarterback A.J. Otranto, right, congratulates Vantrell Nash, middle, after he scored against Sachem East in the Suffolk Division I football final at LaValle Stadium. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Floyd's Vantrell Nash is seen after he scored
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Floyd's Vantrell Nash is seen after he scored in the first quarter against Sachem East in the Suffolk Division I football final at LaValle Stadium. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Floyd's Vantrell Nash catches a 19-yard touchdown pass
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Floyd's Vantrell Nash catches a 19-yard touchdown pass to score a first-quarter touchdown against Sachem East in the Suffolk Division I football final at LaValle Stadium. (Nov. 25, 2012)

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Floyd's Vantrell Nash catches a 19-yard touchdown pass
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Floyd's Vantrell Nash catches a 19-yard touchdown pass to score a first-quarter touchdown against Sachem East in the Suffolk Division I football final at LaValle Stadium. (Nov. 25, 2012)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash runs the ball against
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Vantrell Nash runs the ball against Sachem North in the Suffolk Division I football semifinal playoff game. (Nov. 16, 2012)

William Floyd's Chris Faison, right, celebrates his third-quarter
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

William Floyd's Chris Faison, right, celebrates his third-quarter touchdown with Vantrell Nash, as A.J. Otranto watches in the Suffolk Division I semifinal football game against Sachem North. (Nov. 16, 2012)

William Floyd's Chris Faison, right, celebrates his third-quarter
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke )

William Floyd's Chris Faison, right, celebrates his third-quarter touchdown with Vantrell Nash, in the Suffolk Division I semifinal football game against Sachem North. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Northport running back John Trainer is taken down
(Credit: Daniel G. De Mato)

Northport running back John Trainer is taken down by Floyd's Nash Vantrell after picking up a long gain in the first quarter of a Suffolk I football game. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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Northport running back John Trainer is taken down
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Northport running back John Trainer is taken down after a long gain by Floyd's Nash Vantrell in the first quarter of a Suffolk I football game. (Oct. 20, 2012)

William Floyd defensive back Vantrell Nash knocks away
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

William Floyd defensive back Vantrell Nash knocks away a pass in the end zone intended for Sachem North wide receiver Matthew Ward. (Oct. 13, 2012)

MASTIC BEACH - OCTOBER 13, 2012: William Floyd
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

MASTIC BEACH - OCTOBER 13, 2012: William Floyd defensive back Vantrell Nash (1) knocks away a pass in the end zone intended for Sachem North wide receiver Matthew Ward (80) in the first half. William Floyd defeated Sachem North 36-3. Division I football between Sachem North and William Floyd.

MASTIC BEACH - OCTOBER 13, 2012: William Floyd
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

MASTIC BEACH - OCTOBER 13, 2012: William Floyd defensive back Vantrell Nash (1) knocks away a pass in the end zone intended for Sachem North wide receiver Matthew Ward (80) in the first half. William Floyd defeated Sachem North 36-3. Division I football between Sachem North and William Floyd.

Sachem East's Steven Casali gets hit by William
(Credit: George A. Faella)

Sachem East's Steven Casali gets hit by William Floyd's Vantrell Nash for the loss. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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