Ferriday High School’s Hayden Davis wins NFL award

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In partnership with Hudl and in its third year, the NFL WAY TO PLAY HIGH SCHOOL AWARD will continue to recognize high school football players who demonstrate exceptional in-game playing techniques to make impactful plays.

As announced on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, HAYDEN DAVIS of FERRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL (LA) is the Week 17 recipient of the 2021 NFL Way to Play High School Award.

Davis demonstrated proper blocking technique by keeping his head up and using his hands to drive the opposing defender downfield. His play helped create a lane for his teammate to run for a 10-yard gain, resulting in a first down.

“Through the award, football players and fans from around the world can see real-time examples of excellent football fundamentals and skill development,” said TROY VINCENT, NFL Executive Vice President of Football operations.

The school of each recipient of the Way to Play High School Award will receive a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.

The expert panel selecting the weekly winner consists of PHIL BOGLE, KEVIN BOOTHE, JAY MANAHAN, ROMAN OBEN, JON RUNYAN and TROY VINCENT.

The 2021 NFL Way to Play High School Award recipients:

Wk. Recipient Pos. High School
1 Roger McMahan III DE/T Valley Head High School (AL)
2 Joseph Jester LB Pikesville High School (MD)
3 Toby Brown Jr. DL Nashua High School North (NH)
4 Zane Stewart LB Lighthouse Christian Jr. High (MO)
5 Hector Rodriguez LB Pieper High School (TX)
6 Logan Betz OL Blue Mountain High School (PA)
7 Keegan Garcia OL Cornerstone Christian High School (TX)
8 Dalyn Harden LB Ruskin High School (MO)
9 Kenneth Lewis III LB Cape Central Junior High School (MO)
10 Noah Johnson LB Forreston High School (IL)
11 Dillon Stowers LB Liberty Christian Academy
12 Lucas Coomer DL Beavercreek High School (OH)
13 Champ Wells OL Kaimuki High School (HI)
14 Tate Myre LB Oxford High School (MI)
15 Simetti Jennings OL Life Christian Academy (WA)
16 Kelze Howard DE Spring Valley HS (NV)
17 Hayden Davis OL Ferriday High School (LA)

To watch the videos and for more information on the NFL Way to Play, please visit https://playfootball.nfl.com/nfl-way-to-play/nfl-way-to-play-high-school-award/.

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