NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This past Sunday, 36 youth from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee visited Saint Thomas Sports Park to compete in the 2014 Punt, Pass and Kick team championship. Upon completing the contest, the Titans hosted each participant and a parent to not only watch the game, but display the children's skills and have them recognized at halftime on the field.
Area children ages 6-15 compete in the final rounds of the NFL's regional Punt, Pass and Kick competition at LP Field.
The winning competitor of each boy and girl age bracket was declared the Titans NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Team Champion.
In addition to being the named the Titans Champion, the first-place winner from each boys and girls age group became eligible to advance to the PPK National Championship. However, their scores must be in the top four nationally in their respective age groups to qualify for the national competition. Each year the national championship is held at a city hosting an NFL playoff game in January.
Last season, Cadashia Collins of Chattanooga qualified for the national competition, traveling and competing in Denver. She was also acknowledged at halftime during a home Broncos playoff game.
In 2006, Ryan Garner of Dyer, Tenn. advanced from the Titans Team Championships to ultimately win the PPK National Championships for the 10/11 age group.
The winning competitors listed below all hope to reach the nationals like Cadashia or even duplicate Ryan's achievement by winning nationals!
Titans Team Championship Winners
6/7 Girl and Boy
Hannah C.,Winchester, TN
Aaron S.,Nolensville, TN
8/9 Girl & Boy
Abigail M.,Fort Knox, KY
Dalton B.,Somerville, TN
10/11 Girl & Boy
Alayna F., Franklin,TN
Aaron W.,Brentwood, TN
12/13 Girl & Boy
Anne Marie C.,Oak Ridge, TN
Jack J.Hixson, TN
14/15 Girl & Boy
Shawnquell S.,Chattanooga, TN
Hunter H., Trenton, TN
All Tennessee Titans Team Championship Competitors
Ivy M.,Clarksville, AR; Anjolie L., Nashville, TN; Hannah C.,Winchester, TN; Lakyn R., Martin, TN
Aaron S.,Nolensville, TN; Jackson B.,From Crossville, TN; Collin T.,Collierville, TN; Luke R., Tullahoma, TN
Mia U.,Nashville, TN; Abigail M.,Fort Knox, KY; Ella B., Franklin, TN
Kel B.,Monticello, AR; Will B.,Athens, TN; Dalton B.,Somerville, TN; Antonio D., Nashville, TN
Caroline M.,Winchester, TN; Alayna F., Franklin,TN; Kyla W., Hartman, AR
Jonah G.,Alamo, TN; Andy S.,Athens, TN; Aaron W.,Brentwood, TN
12/13 GIRLS:* *
Anne Marie C.,Oak Ridge, TN; Molly P., *Jackson, TN, *Addison R.,Huntsville, AL; Sarah L.,Bentonville, AR
Trevor G.,Greeneville, TN; Jaden C.,Paris, AR; Hunter C.,Owensboro, KY; Jack J.,Hixson, TN
Shawnquell S.,Chattanooga, TN; Kaylee M., Mansfield, TN;Mary Kate B., Atkins, AR
Hunter H., Trenton, TN; Tayne D.,Murfreesboro, TN; Jeffrey P.,Fairview, TN; Sam Y.,Bentonville, AR
About Punt, Pass, and Kick
The NFL's PP&K program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6-15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PP&K program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.
Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum.
The PP&K program is free – both to organizers who host a local competition and to every youngster who wants to participate. With more than four million boys and girls from around the country taking part in the NFL's PP&K competition every year from July through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.