Nashville, Tennessee, November 28, 2016 – Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2016 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee.
More than 400 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2016 luncheon at Nissan Stadium.
“This is such an outstanding honor for all 34 of the young men recognized today at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “They were here not only due to their athletic ability that they displayed on the field throughout the season, but just as much for their outstanding character and academic achievements.”
High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2016 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.
The awards were presented to the top back and lineman in each of the eight classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The top kickers in the state were also recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.
The Titans became sponsors of the Mr. Football Awards in 2007.
CLASS 1A LINEMAN
Josh Silvey, Greenback High School
CLASS 2A LINEMAN
Alex Kirkendoll, Marion County High School
CLASS 3A LINEMAN
Jacob Phillips, East Nashville Magnet School
CLASS 4A LINEMAN
Cade Mays, Knoxville Catholic High School
CLASS 5A LINEMAN
Trevis Hopper, Memphis Central High School
CLASS 6A LINEMAN
Aubrey Miller, Whitehaven High School
Trey Smith, University School of Jackson
Dorian Hopkins, Memphis University School
CLASS 1A BACK
Preston Rice, Wayne County High School
CLASS 2A BACK
Cordarrian Richardson, Trezevant High School
CLASS 3A BACK
Tykee Kellogg, Alcoa High School
CLASS 4A BACK
Amari Rodgers, Knoxville Catholic High School
CLASS 5A BACK
Tee Higgins, Oak Ridge High School
CLASS 6A BACK
JaCoby Stevens, Oakland High School
Eric Gray, Lausanne Collegiate School
Ty Chandler, Montgomery Bell Academy
KICKER OF THE YEAR
Jacob Smith, Siegel High School