2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award Finalists



To Be Presented Monday, November 28, 2016
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

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
Division I Class 1A Lineman Division I Class 1A Back
Brant Lawless
Nashville Christian School
Josh Silvey
Greenback High School
Preston Rice
Wayne County High School
Kayne Roberts
Greenback High School
Division I Class 2A Lineman Division I Class 2A Back
Alex Kirkendoll
Marion County High School
Hunter McClain
Marion County High School
Darius Harper
Austin-East High School
Cordarrian Richardson
Trezevant High School
Division I Class 3A Lineman Division I Class 3A Back
Jacob Phillips
East Nashville Magnet School
Jacob Rimmer
Milan High School
Hunter Davenport
Sequatchie County High School
Tykee Kellogg
Alcoa High School
Division I Class 4A Lineman Division I Class 4A Back
Cade Mays
Knoxville Catholic High School
Cain McWilliams
Marshall County High School
Chase Kuerschen
Knoxville Catholic High School
Amari Rodgers
Knoxville Catholic High School
Division I Class 5A Lineman Division I Class 5A Back
Trevis Hopper
Memphis Central High School
Eli Katina
Centennial High School
Tee Higgins
Oak Ridge High School
Jordan Mason
Gallatin High School
Division I Class 6A Lineman Division I Class 6A Back
T.D. Blackmon
Maryville High School
Aubrey Miller
Whitehaven High School
JaCoby Stevens
Oakland High School
Kylan Watkins
Whitehaven High School
Division II Class A Lineman Division II Class A Back
Will Lawrence
Harding Academy
Trey Smith
University School of Jackson
Eric Gray
Lausanne Collegiate School
Chase Hayden
St. George’s Independent School
Division II Class AA Lineman Division II Class AA Back
Griffin Hawkins
Briarcrest Christian School
Dorian Hopkins
Memphis University School
Ty Chandler
Montgomery Bell Academy
Robert Riddle
McCallie School
Kicker of the Year  
Jacob Smith
Siegel High School
Adam Williams
Wilson Central High School