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NFL Way to Play High School Award

The weekly NFL Way to Play High School Award celebrates the best examples of playing technique from high school players around the country.

NFL Way to Play

The 2019 season marks the second year of the NFL Way to Play, and the first of the NFL Way to Play High School Award. The NFL Way to Play was created in conjunction with NFL Legends to promote proper playing technique across all levels of football.

Through this initiative, and in partnership with Hudl, one high school player will be honored each week during the regular NFL season for displaying exemplary football technique. 

The NFL Way to Play High School Award is featured nationally on Saturdays on NFL Network's Good Morning Football. The school of the chosen player receives a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.

A panel of representatives from the NFL Football Operations Department selects the player who most positively impacted the game through proper technique:

  • Phil Bogle – 2-year NFL guard, Director of Game Operations
  • Kevin Boothe – 9-year NFL offensive lineman, Director of Football Strategy and Business Development
  • Jay Manahan – Director of Football Communications and Marketing
  • Roman Oben – 12-year NFL offensive tackle, Vice President of Youth Football
  • Jon Runyan – 14-year NFL offensive tackle, Vice President of Policy and Rules Administration
  • Troy Vincent – 15-year NFL cornerback, Executive Vice President of Football Operations

Coaches – interested in nominating one of your players for the NFL Way to Play High School Award? Complete this form.

2019 NFL Way to Play High School Award Recipients

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Way to Play High School Award Week 11 - J'Wyne Miller

Way to Play High School Award Week 10 - Jaden Craven

Way to Play High School Award Week 9 - Andrew Faulkner

Way to Play High School Award Week 8 - Eric Ainsworth

Way to Play High School Award Week 7 - Andrew Constantino

Way to Play High School Award Week 6 - Cameron Dingman

Way to Play High School Award Week 5 - Kenji Teramura

Way to Play High School Award Week 4 - Denzel Holder

Way to Play High School Award Week 3 - Matthew Spaulding

Way to Play High School Award Week 2 - Angelica Schilling

Way to Play High School Award Week 1 - Isaac Gallegos