NFF Proudly Announces 2022 TEAM OF DISTINCTION

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NFF Proudly Announces 2022 TEAM OF DISTINCTION

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Pictured (clockwise from top left): Caleb Cousins (Palmetto Ridge HS [FL]), Trey White (Eastlake HS [CA]), Blake Horvath (Hilliard Darby HS [OH]), Colin Peek (Frisco Wakeland HS [TX]) and Caleb Tolbert (Jesuit HS [LA]) are among the 82 impressive members of the 2022 NFF Team of Distinction. Pictured (clockwise from top left): Caleb Cousins (Palmetto Ridge HS [FL]), Trey White (Eastlake HS [CA]), Blake Horvath (Hilliard Darby HS [OH]), Colin Peek (Frisco Wakeland HS [TX]) and Caleb Tolbert (Jesuit HS [LA]) are among the 82 impressive members of the 2022 NFF Team of Distinction. National Football Foundation

NFF’s Chapter Network recognizes 82 stellar high school scholar-athletes from across the country for their combined performance on the football field, in the classroom and in the community.

IRVING, Texas (June 23, 2022) – From a pool of 3,500 scholar-athletes from a nationwide Chapter Network, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 82 members of the 2022 NFF Team of Distinction. As part of its mission to promote the scholar-athlete ideal, the initiative allows the NFF to honor the top high school scholar-athletes from around the country as the best and the brightest at the local level while highlighting the work of the NFF Chapter Network.
 
The members of the team all played their final high school football season during the 2021-22 school year. As part of the award, all of the honorees will be part of a permanent digital display at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
 
Criteria to make the team include but are not limited to academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement. Each chapter is limited to one honoree, distinguishing them as the top scholar-athlete from all the high schools covered by the chapter.
“This initiative allows us to shine a national spotlight on some of the most deserving high school student-athletes honored at the local level by our expansive Chapter Network,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “This honor is one of the most prestigious national awards that a high school player can receive. We would like to congratulate all 82 honorees for their success on and off the field, especially with the challenges caused by the pandemic during their senior year. We also want to salute all of our NFF Chapters who continue to play an important role in promoting football in their communities.”
Since 1954, the NFF Chapters have played an integral role in supporting and promoting the game of football at the amateur level while honoring the top scholar-athletes in their local areas. With more than 12,000 members, the nationwide NFF Chapter Network impacts more than 500,000 student-athletes at 5,000 high schools across the country each year.
 
The centerpiece of the Chapter Network’s efforts are the annual chapter awards banquets, which recognize more than 3,500 of the nation’s top scholar-athletes and distribute more than $1 million in scholarships.
 
 
2022 NFF Team of Distinction Notes
  • 82 Honorees
  • 35 States Represented
  • 4.0 Average GPA
  • 68 Team Captains
  • 46 All-State Selections
  • 6 Valedictorians
  • 53 National Honor Society Members
  • 6 National Merit Finalists and Honorees
East Region Honorees
 
  • LeQuint Allen – RB, Millville High School in Millville, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF South Jersey Chapter.
  • 3.26 GPA
  • Two-year team captain and first team all-state was New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Volunteered at the Millville Midget Football League
 
  • Andrew Bardak – LB, St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, New York. Submitted by the NFF Suffolk County Chapter (NY).
  • 97.00 average grade
  • Team captain and first team All-Long Island
  • National English Honor Society member
 
  • Henry Belin IV – QB, Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York. Submitted by the NFF New York City Chapter.
  • 91.00 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-state was two-time Gatorade POY
  • Member of the National Honor Society and member of the Student Council
 
  • Zaheem Crawford-Patterson – WR/DB, Irvington High School in Irvington, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF Essex County Chapter (NJ).
  • 3.70 GPA
  • All-conference and Super Football Conference Young Man of the Year
  • Member of the National Honor Society and NJSIAA scholar-athlete award recipient
 
  • Jake Hall – RB/WR/LB, North Schuylkill High School in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Submitted by the NFF Schuylkill/Pottsville Chapter (PA).
  • 101.90 GPA
  • Two-year team captain and Mr. Pennsylvania Football Finalist
  • Member of the National, Math, English, Science and History honor societies
 
  • Jahsin Jacobs – DT/E, Paterson Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF Passaic County Chapter (NJ).
  • 3.60 GPA
  • Three-time team captain and two-time all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and ranked 12th in his graduating class
 
  • Patrick LePoidevin – QB/S, Bound Brook High School in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF Bill Denny/Rutgers Letterwinners Chapter (NJ).
  • 3.80 GPA
  • Team captain and all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society
 
  • James Marinello – QB/DB, Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF Greater Morris County Chapter (NJ).
  • 3.84 GPA
  • Team captain and all-conference selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Class President
 
  • Bobby McClosky – QB/S, East Stroudsburg South High School in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Submitted by the NFF Lehigh Valley Chapter (PA).
  • 5.34 GPA
  • Team captain and EPC North first team offense and defense
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP Scholar
 
  • Bisi Owens – QB/DB, Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Maryland. Submitted by the NFF Greater Baltimore Chapter.
  • 4.75 GPA
  • Team captain and all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP scholar with distinction
 
  • Shane Reynolds – RB/LB, Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Submitted by the NFF Philadelphia Chapter.
  • 3.70 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-central league
  • Member of the National Honor Society who received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Brendan Staub – OL/DE/LB, Garden City High School in Garden City, New York. Submitted by the NFF Nassau County Chapter (NY).
  • 102.00 GPA
  • Team captain and All-Long Island linebacker
  • Member of the National Honor Society and National Merit Commended Scholar
 
  • Joshua Waite – OL/DL, Central High School in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. Submitted by the NFF Central Pennsylvania Chapter.
  • 96.93 GPA
  • Team captain and two-time all-state guard and tackle
  • Member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll four years
 
  • Danny Wersching – QB, Hightstown High School in Hightstown, New Jersey. Submitted by the NFF Delaware Valley Chapter (NJ).
  • 3.80 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and second team all-conference
  • Member of the National Honor Society and 14-time honor roll
 
  • Caden Whaling – RB, Rye High School in Rye, New York. Submitted by the NFF Westchester Chapter (NY).
  • 4.27 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and first team all-state
  • Honor Roll every semester
Midwest Region Honorees
  • Drew Allar – QB, Medina High School in Medina, Ohio. Submitted by the NFF Mike Cleary/Northeast Ohio Chapter.
  • 3.50 GPA
  • Team captain and Max Preps Ohio Player of the Year
  • Medina Honor Roll every semester and graduated early
 
  • Carter Bibler – OT/DE, Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Submitted by the NFF Greater Cincinnati Chapter.
  • 4.59 GPA
  • Team captain and two-time first team all-league
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP Scholar with distinction
 
  • Jet Dineen – QB/S, Lawrence Free State High School in Lawrence, Kansas. Submitted by the NFF Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter (KS).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and Kansas Defensive Player of the Year
  • Honor Roll member
 
  • Zach Gloudeman – OLB/WR, River Valley High School in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Submitted by the NFF Wisconsin Chapter.
  • 3.92 GPA
  • Team captain and Southwest Wisconsin Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Member of the National Honor Society and senior class president
 
  • Patrick Heitert – QB, Christian Brothers College High School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Submitted by the NFF Tom Lombardo/St. Louis Chapter.
  • 4.20 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-state
  • Member of the National Honor Society and member of the Student Council
 
  • Blake Horvath – QB, Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio. Submitted by the NFF Columbus Chapter (OH).
  • 4.55 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-conference
  • Member of the National Honor Society and four-year Honor Roll selection
 
  • Will Hubert – LB, Papillion High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Submitted by the NFF Nebraska Chapter.
  • 3.90 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and first team All-Nebraska
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Leadership Academy
 
  • Patrick Isom – DT, Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois. Submitted by the NFF Chicago Metro Chapter.
  • 4.91 GPA
  • Played in State Championship and week nine Defensive Player of the Game
  • Member of the National Honor Society and perfect 36 on the ACT
 
  • Cooper Koers – OL, Indianapolis Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Submitted by the NFF Central Indiana Chapter.
  • 4.33 GPA
  • Team Captain and two-time state champion
  • Member of the National Honor Society and academic all-state
 
  • Sam Lee – WR/TE, Toledo Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. Submitted by the NFF Wistert-Toledo Chapter (OH).
  • 4.20 GPA
  • First team All-Ohio and first team all-district
  • Member of the Honor Roll
 
  • Jack Nichols – FB/LB, Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana. Submitted by the NFF Southern Indiana Chapter.
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Academic all-state and two-time academic all-city
  • Member and President of the National Honor Society Chapter
 
  • Clay Nielsen – OL/DL, Randolph High School in Randolph, Minnesota. Submitted by the NFF Minnesota Chapter.
  • 97.56 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and District Lineman of the Year
  • Valedictorian and Academic and Merit Scholarship recipient
 
  • Scott Pearson – QB/RB/LB, Underwood High School in Underwood, Iowa. Submitted by the NFF Iowa Chapter.
  • 3.99 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and team defensive MVP
  • Valedictorian and President’s Award for Academic Excellence recipient
 
  • Brady Preston – QB, Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Submitted by the NFF Joe Tiller/Northwest Indiana Chapter.
  • 4.35 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and top ten in school history passing yards
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Recipient of the Principal’s Award
 
  • Matthew Zhang – WR/P/K, Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana. Submitted by the NFF Moose Krause Chapter (IN).
  • 4.45 GPA
  • Team captain and academic all-state honoree
  • Member of the National Honor Society and National Merit Scholar Finalist
Northeast Region Honorees
  • Sam Bawden – OL/DL, Rush-Henrietta High School in Henrietta, New York. Submitted by the NFF Rochester Chapter (NY).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-county
  • Member of the National Honor Society and ranks in the top 5% of his class
 
  • Logan Briggs – WR/DB, Stafford High School in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Submitted by the NFF Doc Boisoneau/Northern Connecticut Chapter.
  • 3.90 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and all-state collection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and academic all-state
 
  • Jacob Calabro – QB/CB, Homer High School in Homer, New York. Submitted by the NFF Central New York Chapter.
  • 98.00 GPA
  • Team captain and all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and high honors in math and science
 
  • Andre DePina-Gray – QB/S, St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Submitted by the NFF Emo DiNitto/Rhode Island Chapter.
  • 4.30 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and Gatorade Player of the Year finalist
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Young Writer’s Creativity Award recipient
 
  • Ben Epstein – LB, Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut. Submitted by the NFF DeSantis/McDougall Fairfield County Chapter (CT).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Starting linebacker and Met. Independent Champion
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP Scholar Award recipient
 
  • Thomas Horton – OL/DL, Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine. Submitted by the NFF State of Maine Chapter.
  • 3.94 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and STEM endorsement diploma recipient
 
  • Matthew Hughes – OL/DL, Narragansett Regional High School in Templeton, Massachusetts. Submitted by the NFF Joe Mewhiney/Central Massachusetts Chapter.
  • 103.75 GPA
  • Team Captain and Division 8 all-star
  • Member of the National and English Honor Societies
 
  • Jakob Jackson – OL/DL, South Hadley High School in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Submitted by the NFF Western Massachusetts Chapter.
  • 3.97 GPA
  • Team captain and Suburban League Defensive Player of the Year
  • Member of the National Honor Society
 
  • Kevin Ma – G/NT, Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. Submitted by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter.
  • 3.56 GPA
  • Team captain and NEPSAC New England all-star
  • AP Scholar with honors and member of the National Latin Exam-Maxima Cum Laude recipient
 
  • John O’Keeffe – C, Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York. Submitted by the NFF Capital District Chapter (NY).
  • 102.00 GPA
  • Team captain and Suburban Council League Excellence in Leadership Award recipient
  • Member of the National Honor Society and National Merit Scholarship program letter of commendation recipient
 
  • Slade Postemski – WR/DB, Rutland High School in Rutland, Vermont. Submitted by the NFF Vermont Chapter.
  • 3.69 GPA
  • Team captain and Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Member of the National Honor Society and high honor roll
 
  • Colby Ramshaw – TE/WR/LB, Londonderry High School in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Submitted by the NFF Joe Yukica/New Hampshire Chapter.
  • 3.82 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-conference honoree
  • Member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies
 
  • Tate Scherer – LB, Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut. Submitted by the NFF Southeastern Connecticut Chapter
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and ECC Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
  • Member of the National Honor Society and three-time Academic Excellence Award recipient
 
  • David Wright Jr. – RB, Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut. Submitted by the NFF Casey-O’Brien/New Haven Chapter (CT).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Connecticut High School Coaches Association Class L All-State and all-state academic team
  • Member of the National, English, Math, Spanish and Social Studies Honor Societies
South Region Honorees
 
  • Caleb Aillet – OL, C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. Submitted by the NFF S.M. McNaughton Chapter (LA).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • All-district selection and LHSAA Academic All-State
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Mendelevium Society Club
 
  • Carter Barksdale – S, Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Submitted by the NFF Greater Austin Chapter (TX).
  • 99.60 GPA
  • Team captain, Under Armour All-American and three-time state champion
  • First team academic all-state and three time academic all-district
 
  • Travis Bates – RB, Berkeley Preparatory in Tampa, Florida. Submitted by the NFF Tampa Chapter.
  • 3.80 GPA
  • Team captain and 2021 Prime Time Preps Offensive Player of the Year
  • Member of the Dean’s List and Headmaster Honor Roll
 
  • Jacob Berven – LB, Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Submitted by the NFF East Tennessee Chapter.
  • 4.35 GPA
  • Team captain and two-time all-state selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and academic award for his class all four years
 
  • Chase Blackburn – WR/S, Shallowater High School in Shallowater, Texas. Submitted by the NFF Texas Tech Chapter.
  • 4.12 GPA
  • All-State Elite Team and all-district safety
  • Salutatorian and academic all-state
 
  • Caleb Cousins – TE/LB, Palmetto Ridge High School in Naples, Florida. Submitted by the NFF Collier County Chapter (FL).
  • 3.30 GPA
  • Team captain and all-area defensive team
  • Member of the honor roll and volunteer Pop Warner coach
 
  • Joel Crawford – RB, Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, Texas. Submitted by the NFF Touchdown Club of Houston Chapter.
  • 4.45 GPA
  • Team captain and academic all-district
  • Member of the National Honor Society and student body president
 
  • Demetrius Hunter – OL, West Orange Stark High School in Orange, Texas. Submitted by the NFF Golden Triangle Chapter (TX).
  • 4.30 GPA
  • Team captain and Under Armour All American
  • Member of the Superintendent and Principal’s Honor Roll and Texas UIL Academic All-State
 
  • James Paxton Junkin – QB/DB, Cathedral High School in Natchez, Mississippi. Submitted by the NFF Miss-Lou Chapter (MS).
  • 3.98 GPA
  • Team captain and defensive Player of the Year
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Eagle Scout
 
  • Jaeden Kinlock – LB, American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. Submitted by the NFF Brian Piccolo/Ft. Lauderdale Chapter (FL).
  • 4.58 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-state honoree
  • High academic honors for four years and member of the Black Student Union
 
  • George Moretz – LB, Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Submitted by the NFFCHOF Bill Dooley Chapter (NC).
  • 4.45 GPA
  • Team captain and all-conference linebacker
  • Member of the National Honor Society and an Academic All-American
 
  • Pernell Paige II – DB, Miami Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida. Submitted by the NFF Miami Touchdown Club Chapter.
  • 3.25 GPA
  • Team captain and played in the Georgia vs. Florida All-Star Game
  • Member of the National Honor Society
 
  • Lance Patterson – WR/SB/R, Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Submitted by the NFF Corrigan-Faircloth Chapter (NC).
  • 3.66 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and all-state selection
  • Member of the National Technical Honor Society and the Black Achievers Club
 
  • Colin Peek – S, Frisco Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas. Submitted by the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter.
  • 5.63 GPA
  • Second team all-district safety and two year letter-winner
  • Valedictorian and National Merit Finalist
 
  • Benjamin James Pledger – University School of Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee. Submitted by the NFF Memphis Chapter.
  • 3.76 GPA
  • All-state kicker and punter and Kohl’s Honorable Mention All-American
  • Highest GPA in class and received honors in French
 
  • Peyton Powell – OL, Hart County High School in Hartwell, Georgia. Submitted by the NFF University of Georgia Chapter.
  • 3.90 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and first team all-region AAA
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP Academic Award recipient
 
  • Jake Roberts – WR/CB, Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Submitted by the NFF Mountain Empire Chapter (TN).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • State Championship MVP and all-state selection
  • Member of the Honor Roll and top 10% Award recipient
 
  • Gunner Schierling – OL/LB, Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Submitted by the NFF Middle Tennessee Chapter.
  • 4.40 GPA
  • Team captain and academic all-state selection
  • Distinguished Scholar Award recipient and member of the Student Council
 
  • Liam Sitz – WR/S/OL, Druid Hills High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Submitted by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta-NFF Chapter.
  • 4.14 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and two-time team leading tackler
  • Member of the National Honor Society and AP Scholar with Distinction
 
  • Caleb Tolbert – WR/CB, Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submitted by the NFF Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter (LA).
  • 4.30 GPA
  • Three-year varsity starter and led Jesuit to a State Championship
  • Member of the National Honor Society and the Honor Roll
 
 
West Region Honorees
 
  • John Addison – LB/FB, Liberty High School in Brentwood, California. Submitted by the NFF Northern California Chapter.
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and Bay Valley League Sportsmanship Award recipient
  • Member of the National Honor Society and College Board National Hispanic Recognition
 
  • Aiden Angor – RB/LB, Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster, California. Submitted by the NFF San Fernando Valley Chapter (CA).
  • 4.70 GPA
  • Team captain and first team All-Golden League Defense
  • Valedictorian and Principal’s Award recipient
 
  • Teddy Beaver – WR/DB, Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. Submitted by the NFF Clark County Chapter (WA).
  • 3.95 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and first team all-league
  • Member of the Honor Roll and student body vice president
 
  • Max Clark – QB, Capital High School in Boise, Idaho. Submitted by the NFF Southern Idaho Chapter.
  • 4.10 GPA
  • First team all-state and Southern Idaho Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Member of the Honor Roll and All-Conference Academic team
 
  • Kyle Crum – QB, Norco High School in Norco, California. Submitted by the Riverside County Chapter (CA).
  • 4.47 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and Big 8 Offensive MVP
  • Four-year Honor Roll member and achieved the highest GPA in Riverside County
 
  • Thomas DeChesaro – S, Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Submitted by the NFF Valley of the Sun Chapter (AZ).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and first team all-state selection
  • Four-year Honor Roll member
 
  • Isaiah Dunn – QB, St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California. Submitted by the NFF Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Chapter (CA).
  • 4.50 GPA
  • Three-time team captain was named league MVP
  • Member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars
 
  • Connor Goff – DB/WR, Bonney Lake High School in Bonney Lake, Washington. Submitted by the NFF Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter (WA).
  • 3.95 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and two-time first team all-league defensive back
  • Member of the National Honor Society and served as class president
 
  • Toran Graham – FB/LB, Powell High School in Powell, Wyoming. Submitted by the NFF Wyoming Chapter.
  • 4.03 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and 3A State Defensive Player of the Year
  • National Honor Society Chapter vice president
 
  • Cody Hagen – WR, Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah. Submitted by the NFF Utah Chapter.
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and Utah Mr. Football
  • Valedictorian and academic all-state selection who is fluent in Chinese
 
  • Marques Johnson – WR, Liberty High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submitted by the NFF Bill Ireland/Las Vegas Chapter.
  • 3.70 GPA
  • Team captain and Max Preps All-League wide receiver
  • Member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars
 
  • Roman Marchetti – LB, Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California. Submitted by the NFF Orange County Chapter (CA).
  • 4.61 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and All-Orange County first team selection
  • Member of the National Honor Society and Principal’s Honor Roll every semester
 
  • Dominic Montiel – QB, Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Oregon. Submitted by the NFF Oregon Chapter.
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Three-time team captain earned first team all-state honors
  • Valedictorian and student body president
 
  • Keegan Patterson – QB, Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado. Submitted by the NFF Colorado Chapter.
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and all-state honoree
  • 4.0 Principal’s award recipient and academic all-state selection
 
  • Leighton Tarke – SS, Sutter Union High School in Sutter, California. Submitted by the NFF Sacramento Valley Chapter (CA).
  • 4.00 GPA
  • Team captain and Butte View League MVP
  • Class president and president of 4-H Youth Development chapter
 
  • Trey White – LB, Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, California. Submitted by the NFF Walter J. Zable/San Diego Chapter.
  • 4.13 GPA
  • Two-time team captain and 2021 Metro-Mesa Defensive Player of the Year
  • Honors classes in physics and social sciences and volunteers on campus
 
  • Sam Yoon – OL, Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California. Submitted by the NFF Los Angeles Chapter.
  • 4.60 GPA
  • Team captain and two-time First Team All-Angeles
  • Class president who received the Summa Cum Laude award on National Latin Exam
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