Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award winners pictured with Titans executives and former players, Kevin Dyson and Chris Sanders.
MURFREESBORO, TN, Dec.1, 2008 – Tennessee's best high school football players for 2008 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans.
More than 700 people, including the honorees, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, attended the 2008 luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.
"Today's celebration recognizes more that the ability of these young men to play our great game of football," said Titans Owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. "The young men were here because of their outstanding character and academic achievements, traits which will pave their way though life long after their football days has passed. I congratulate all of the Titans Mr. Football Award finalists for the outstanding manner if which they represent their school and community!"
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 2008 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 seventh 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.
The Titans became sponsors of the Titans Mr. Football Awards in 2007 and have signed a multi-year deal to remain sponsors of the Titans Mr. Football Awards.