NFL Way to Play Award honoring high school football players returns

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For the second straight year, the National Football League is honoring high school football players across America with its Way to Play Award that recognizes players for using proper playing techniques on the field.

Former NFL players Phil Bogle, Kevin Boothe, Roman Oben, Jon Runyan and Troy Vincent, who are members of the NFL Football Operations Department, choose the weekly winner after analyzing how the players are impacting the game by playing with proper techniques in the areas of tackling, blocking, footwork, discipline and vision.

The NFL Way to Play High School Award winner is featured nationally on Saturdays on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football and the school of each honoree will receive a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.

Coaches, if you have a player that exemplifies the NFL Way to Play Award and deserves to be recognized — Click here to fill out the form and submit their names to be considered

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.