Finalists for 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Announced

Posted on Nov 15 2016 - 11:42am by Mike Strasinger
MBA's Ty Chandler - file photo by Mike Strasinger

MBA’s Ty Chandler – file photo by Mike Strasinger

Nashville, Tennessee, November 15, 2016 – The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 16 backs and linemen in eight classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.  For the fifteenth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award, regardless of classification.  

Four semifinalists for each category and each classification were announced on November 4.  There are six classifications in Division I and two in Division II.  With “Back of the Year” and “Lineman of the Year” for each classification, as well as the “Kicker of the Year” award, that makes for a total of 17 award categories.  Two finalists for each category were announced by Mike Keith on the Titans website at www.titansonline.com today at 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 p.m. EST.  The two finalists for each award that were announced today will be the ones invited to attend the awards luncheon at Nissan Stadium, where the winner of each award will be announced.

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2016 regular season.  Academics and character were also taken into consideration.  High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.   

“We are very appreciative of the Tennessee Titans for their continued support of these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA.  “Having the awards presented at Nissan Stadium will provide a very special atmosphere for these outstanding student-athletes.”

This is the 32nd year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players.  A Mr. Football trophy will be presented to the winners of each category.  A Mr. Football plaque will be presented to the runner-up in each category.  The other semi-finalists will each receive a certificate. 

More than 400 people, including the 34 finalists, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2016 luncheon.

Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be provided at www.titansonline.com

2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists

 

CLASS 1A LINEMAN

Brant Lawless, Nashville Christian

Josh Silvey, Greenback

CLASS 2A LINEMAN

Alex Kirkendoll, Marion County 

Hunter McClain, Marion County 

CLASS 3A LINEMAN

Jacob Phillips, East Nashville Magnet

Jacob Rimmer, Milan

CLASS 4A LINEMAN

Cade Mays, Knoxville Catholic

Cain McWilliams, Marshall County

CLASS 5A LINEMAN

Trevis Hopper, Memphis Central

Eli Katina, Centennial

CLASS 6A LINEMAN

T.D. Blackmon, Maryville

Aubrey Miller, Whitehaven

DII-A LINEMAN

Will Lawrence, Harding Academy

Trey Smith, USJ

DII-AA LINEMAN

Griffin Hawkins, Briarcrest

Dorian Hopkins, MUS

CLASS 1A BACK

Preston Rice, Wayne County 

Kayne Roberts, Greenback 

CLASS 2A BACK

Darius Harper, Austin-East

Cordarrian Richardson, Trezevant 

CLASS 3A BACK

Hunter Davenport, Sequatchie County

Tykee Kellogg, Alcoa

CLASS 4A BACK

Chase Kuerschen, Knoxville Catholic

Amari Rodgers, Knoxville Catholic 

CLASS 5A BACK

Tee Higgins, Oak Ridge

Jordan Mason, Gallatin

CLASS 6A BACK

JaCoby Stevens, Oakland

Kylan Watkins, Whitehaven 

DII-A BACK

Eric Gray, Lausanne 

Chase Hayden, St. George’s 

DII-AA BACK

Ty Chandler, MBA

Robert Riddle, McCallie School

KICKER OF THE YEAR

Jacob Smith, Siegel

Adam Williams, Wilson Central

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