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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.

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NFL Way to Play

The NFL Way to Play High School award recognizes the excellence demonstrated by high school players who exemplify proper technique to make impactful plays.

Through this initiative, and in partnership with Hudl, one high school football player will be honored each week during the regular NFL season for demonstrating exceptional in-game playing technique.

This season is unlike any other and some states have chosen to move their programs to the spring, so the award has been extended to include the spring 2021 season. 

View a recap of the fall 2020 award recipients here.

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.

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, 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!

2020-21 NFL Way to Play High School Award Recipients

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Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 14 – Ross Olinger

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 13 – Marvenly Felix

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 12 – Noah Johnson

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 11 – Isaiah Mananga

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 10 – Nolan Riley

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 9 – Conner Hill

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 8 – Mike Mulhern

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 7 – Braelon Allen

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 6 – Deacon Boyce

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 5 – Sal Cirisano

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 4 – Cameron Dingman

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 3 – Jacod Addington

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 2 – Quentin Williamson

Spring 2021 Way to Play High School Award Week 1 – Jake Kennedy

NFL Way to Play High School Award Fall 2020 Recap

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 17 – Kade McIntyre

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 16 – Conner Dahms

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 15 – Corey Darrington

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 14 – Dwayne Johnson III

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 13 – River Lewis

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 12 – Grant Patterson

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 11 – Parker Andrews

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 10 – Ethan Lyons

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 9 – Nick Flegler

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 8 – Dylan Horton

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 7 – Mey-Sin Hollowell

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 6 – Sherebiah Jones

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 5 – Tommy Barrus

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 4 – Kendric Robinson

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 3 – Miika Tuisano

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 2 – Jackson Folks

2020 Way to Play High School Award Week 1 – Owen Prince