December 3, 2007
Nashville (TSSAA) – Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2007 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by Tennessee Titans.
More than 500 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2007 luncheon at the Nashville Airport Marriott.
High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2007 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.
The awards were presented to the top back and lineman in each of the seven classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. For the sixth time in the history of the award, the top kickers in the state were recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.
2007 TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS
1A Lineman 1A Back
Alex Matlock, Hollow Rock-Bruceton Marco Dailey, Mt. Pleasant
2A Lineman 2A Back
Dakota Crews, Lewis County Randall Cobb, Alcoa
3A Lineman 3A Back
Dont’a Hightower, Marshall County Deaunte Mason, Pearl Cohn
4A Lineman 4A Back
Aaron Douglas, Maryville Brent Burnette, Maryville
5A Lineman 5A Back
LaDarrius Verge, Riverdale Rodriguez Wilks, Smyrna
Division II-A Lineman Division II-A Back
Ben Popeck, St. George’s Grant Jessen, St. George’s
Division II-AA Lineman Division II-AAA Back
Preston Bailey, MBA Ben Bartholomew, MBA
Kicker of the Year
Mike Hammons, Polk County