The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top football players in nine classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.  For the seventeenth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award, regardless of classification.  

Five semifinalists in each classification were announced on November 2.  There are six classifications in Division I and three in Division II.  Three finalists for each category were announced by Mike Keith on the Titans website at www.titansonline.com today at 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST.  The three finalists for each award that were announced today will be the ones invited to attend the awards dinner at Nissan Stadium, where the winner of each award will be announced.

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2018 regular season.  Academics and character were also taken into consideration.  High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.   

"We are very appreciative of the Tennessee Titans for their continued support of these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA.  “Having the awards presented at Nissan Stadium will provide a very special atmosphere for these outstanding student-athletes.”

This is the 34th year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players.  A Mr. Football trophy will be presented to the winners of each category.  A Mr. Football plaque will be presented to the other two finalists in each category.  The other semi-finalists will each receive a certificate. 

More than 400 people, including the 30 finalists, their families, coaches, school administrators and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2018 dinner.

Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live video stream of the awards will be provided at www.titansonline.com

2018 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists

DIVISION I, CLASS 1A

  • Bryce Hanley, Greenback
  • Dezmon Johnson, Lake County
  • Cameron Whitaker, Cornersville

DIVISION I, CLASS 2A

  • Jeremiah Batiste, Tyner
  • J.D. Dixon, Waverly
  • Aaron Swafford, Meigs County

DIVISION I, CLASS 3A

  • Kam Harris-Lusk, Fairview
  • Walker Russell, Alcoa
  • Xavier Shepherd, Pearl Cohn

DIVISION I, CLASS 4A

  • Cade Ballard, Greeneville
  • Bobo Hodges, Maplewood
  • Stanton Martin, Anderson County

DIVISION I, CLASS 5A

  • Herbert Booker, Oak Ridge
  • Cade Larkins, David Crockett
  • Deshawn Page, Fulton

DIVISION I, CLASS 6A

  • Xavier Myers, Oakland
  • T.J. Sheffield, Independence
  • Devon Starling, Cane Ridge

DIVISION II, CLASS A

  • Da’Joun Hewitt, Davidson Academy
  • Stone Norton, Davidson Academy
  • Rube Scott Rhea, Fayette Academy

DIVISION II, CLASS AA

  • Eric Gray, Lausanne
  • Noah Henderson, CPA
  • Cameron Wynn, Notre Dame

DIVISION II, CLASS AAA

  • Maurice Hampton, MUS
  • Bill Norton, Christian Brothers
  • Omari Thomas, Briarcrest

KICKER OF THE YEAR

  • Mason Lafollette, East Hamilton
  • Garrett Taylor, Oakland
  • Zaden Webber, Rossview