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40 finalists to compete for Punt, Pass & Kick national finals this weekend

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 10:03am

Annual event features finalists from 25 states, Fox to spotlight champions

Forty young athletes from across the country will compete in the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Finals on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Atlanta during the weekend of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game. A special on-field award presentation will be televised during the Jan. 13 broadcast on Fox.

Finalists will compete separately in five age divisions at the Falcons’ team facility with the top scorer in each group crowned national champion. All participants launch two punts, two passes and two kicks with scores based on distance and accuracy (in feet). The best score from each activity is tabulated to determine the athlete’s total. All youngsters advanced to the national finals through local, sectional and team championship competitions held throughout the NFL regular season. The top four scorers in each age group from across the country qualified as national finalists.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, which began in 1961, is celebrating its 51st anniversary. Itis the nation’s largest grassroots sports skills competition. NFL stars – including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks TROY AIKMAN and DAN MARINO – competed in the Punt, Pass & Kick program as youngsters.

All participants and their guest are provided airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.

Finalists along with hometown and the NFL team that hosted their regional competition:

 

Boys 6-7

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Matiwos Rumley

Hebron, Conn.

New England Patriots

Omar Zachery

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Atlanta Falcons

Parker Gwyn

Lafayette, La.

New Orleans Saints

Colten Sell

Woodland Park, Colo.

Denver Broncos

 

Girls 6-7

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Ava Reuter

Chippewa Falls, Wisc.

Green Bay Packers

D’Mya Hill

Lubbock, Texas

Dallas Cowboys

Hayden Kurtz

Peculiar, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs

Ava Stanchina

Northfield, Minn.

Minnesota Vikings

 

Boys 8-9

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Tyler Jenson

Albuquerque, N.M.

Arizona Cardinals

Jaxxon Warren

Flower Mound, Texas

Dallas Cowboys

John Latimer

Orlando, Fla.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nicholas Dunlap

Birmingham, Ala.

Tennessee Titans

 

Girls 8-9

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Jayla Medeiros

Kealakekua, Hawaii

San Diego Chargers

Alayna Suprenand

Fond du Lac, Wisc.

Green Bay Packers

Breanna Norris

Boise, Idaho

Seattle Seahawks

Julia Kreutner

Brandon, S.D.

Minnesota Vikings

 

Boys 10-11

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Joshua O’Neill

Nutley, N.J.

New York Giants

Mason Falslev

Benson, Utah

Denver Broncos

Garrett Shumski

Mankato, Minn.

Minnesota Vikings

Will Reichard

Hoover, Ala.

Atlanta Falcons

 

Girls 10-11

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Madison Bradley

Haddonfield, N.J.

Philadelphia Eagles

Sophia Saucerman

Indianapolis, Ind.

Indianapolis Colts

L. Jalissa Briggs

Orem, Utah

Denver Broncos

Eryn Puett

Columbia, Mo.

St. Louis Rams

 

Boys 12-13

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Kolbe Muray

Malta, Mont.

Denver Broncos

Andrew Johns

Buford, Ga.

Atlanta Falcons

Garrett Elder

Leesburg, Ind.

Indianapolis Colts

Jack Noffke

New London, Wisc.

Green Bay Packers

 

Girls 12-13

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Alisa Fallon

Des Plaines, Ill.

Chicago Bears

Kaylee Carlsen

North Logan, Utah

Denver Broncos

Madison Kandel

Killbuck, Ohio

Cleveland Browns

Kristina Lynch

Granger, Ind.

Indianapolis Colts

 

Boys 14-15

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Bridger Beus

Garland, Utah

Denver Broncos

Matthew Talsky

Florence, S.C.

Carolina Panthers

Jay Small

Hinton, Iowa

Minnesota Vikings

Grant Steinborn

Flushing, Mich.

Detroit Lions

 

Girls 14-15

Name              

Hometown

NFL team representing

Sydney Palmer

Pierre, S.D.

Minnesota Vikings

Kayla Kline

Mifflinburg, Pa.

Philadelphia Eagles

Lalelei Mata’afa

Lahaina, Hawaii

San Diego Chargers

Rebecca Golderman

Albany, N.Y.

New York Giants

 

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is part of NFL Youth Football, which provides ways for children to play, watch and experience the game of football. For more information, visit www.NFLPPK.com.For other NFL PLAY 60 youth programs, visit www.NFLRUSH.com