HERMITAGE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Murfreesboro. For the twelfth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award. There are three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.
A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2013 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
"We are obviously excited and appreciative about being involved with the Tennessee Titans for the seventh consecutive year,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. They have helped make the recognition of the 33 student-athletes, their families, and schools possible."
Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be available at www.TSSAANetwork.com.
Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists
CLASS A LINEMAN
Tyler Bush, Huntingdon
Zach Stewart, Coalfield
Blake Zeman, Marion County
CLASS AA LINEMAN
Paul Adams, CPA
Akeem Cooperwood, Fulton
Braylon Young, Alcoa
CLASS AAA LINEMAN
Dylan Jackson, Maryville
Jack Jones, Oakland
Charles Mosley, Brighton
Joe Irby, FRA
Brant Mitchell, Webb School of Knoxville
Carter Parkey, BGA
Derek Barnett, Brentwood Academy
Alex Bars, MBA
Michael Sawyers, Ensworth
CLASS A BACK
Kyle Akin, Trinity Christian
Chris Hale, Eagleville
Jajuan Lankford, South Pittsburg
CLASS AA BACK
Xavier Hawkins, Fulton
Daryl Rollins-Davis, Fulton
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Pearl-Cohn
CLASS AAA BACK
Denzel Harding, Siegel
Josh Malone, Station Camp
Shawn Prevo, Maryville
Cole Heotis, ECS
Todd Kelly, Jr., Webb School of Knoxville
A.J. Long, Friendship Christian
D’Andre Ferby, Ensworth
Devin Perry, MUS
C.J. Sanders, Brentwood Academy
KICKER OF THE YEAR
Rafael Gaglianone, Baylor
Aaron Medley, Marshall County
Gary Wunderlich, MUS
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