NFL Way to Play Award is back for spring high school football

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With the 2020 high school football season split due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Football League is bringing back its Way to Play Award for the spring season. The award 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.

Coaches, do you have a player that exemplifies the NFL Way to Play and deserves to be recognized? Click here to fill out the form and submit their names for the running!

Click here to watch a video of the 2020 fall award winners

Way to Play 2020 Fall Award Winners

Parker Andrews, Cody-Kilgore HS (Nebraska)

Tommy Barrus, Olympus HS (Utah)

Conner Dahms, Pewaukee HS (Wisconsin)

Corey Darrington, Saraland HS (Alabama)

Nick Flegler, Dewitt HS (Michigan)

Jackson Folks, Perry-Lecompton HS (Kansas)

Mey-Sin Hollowell, Portage HS (Indiana)

Dyland Horton, Lake Hamilton HS (Arkansas)

Dwayne Johnson III, Calumet New Tech HS (Indiana)

Sherebiah Jones, Tuscaloosa Academy (Alabama)

River Lewis, Corn Bible Academy (Oklahoma)

Ethan Lyons, East Bay HS (Florida)

Kade McIntyre, Archbishop Bergan Catholic HS (Nebraska)

Grant Patterson, Twin Falls HS (Idaho)

Owen Prince, Plattsmouth HS (Nebraska)

Kendric Robinson, Antwerp HS (Ohio)

Miika Tuisano, Ridgeview HS (Florida)


Back for its second year, the NFL Way to Play High School Award 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.

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