(tssaa.org) Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2020 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards dinner hosted by the Tennessee Titans.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people were permitted to attend this year’s awards ceremony compared to previous years. More than 100 people, including the 30 finalists, family members, and coaches attended the 2020 luncheon.
“This is such an outstanding honor for all 30 of the young men recognized today at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “They were here not only due to their athletic ability that they displayed on the field throughout the season, but just as much for their outstanding character and academic achievements.”
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 2020 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.
The awards were presented to the top football players in each of the nine classifications of the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The top kickers in the state were also recognized. There were three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification.
The Titans became sponsors of the Mr. Football Awards in 2007.
2020 TENNESSEE TITANS MR. FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS
Division I, Class 1A
Hunter Frame, South Pittsburg
Division I, Class 2A
Khalik Ganaway, Peabody
Division I, Class 3A
Grey Carroll, Alcoa
Division I, Class 4A
Troy Parker Hughes, Elizabethton
Division I, Class 5A
Prince Kollie, David Crockett
Division I, Class 6A
C.J. Taylor, Warren County
Division II, Class A
Griffin Swinea, Davidson Academy
Division II, Class AA
Dietrick Pennington, ECS
Division II, Class AAA
Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers
Kicker of the Year
Teagan Lenderink, Brentwood Academy