KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Five Knoxville area high school football players were honored as Mr. Football Award winners during a ceremony in Murfreesboro on Monday.
"Today's celebration recognizes more than the ability if these young men to play our great game of football," said Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams. "The young men were here because of their outstanding character and academic achievements, traits which will pave their way through life, long after their football days have passed."
Grace Christian's Will McKamey won Class A Back of the Year.
McKamey helped lead the Rams into the state playoffs before being sidelined with a serious brain injury. McKamey's family recently said their son passed medical tests "with flying colors" and is on the road to recovery.
CAK's Charlie High, who holds most of the state high school passing records, won his second consecutive Back of the Year award in Class AA.
High has helped lead the Warriors to the state title game in Class 3A for the second straight year. The Warriors are defending champions.
Webb's Todd Kelly, Jr. won Back of the Year in Div. II-Class A. The Spartans will play ECS for the state title. Kelly is one of the nation's top defensive prospects for 2014.
CAK's Brett Kendrick was named Lineman of the Year in Class AA. Kendrick has committed to play at Tennessee next season.
Farragut's Jonathan King was named Kicker of the Year for all classifications.