Mr. Football Finalists Announced

By Sam Brown for The Tennessean

The Tennessee Titans announced the finalists for the 31st annual Mr. Football Awards on Monday, with play-by-play voice of the Titans Mike Keith making the announcement on the team website.

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The four semifinalists in each category were trimmed down to two, leaving 34 total finalists in the six classifications in Division I and the two in Division II.

Each classification will award a Back of the Year and Lineman of the Year award. There will also be a Kicker of the Year award given to the top kicker in the state, regardless of classification.

Keith will also emcee the awards presentation on Nov. 30 at Nissan Stadium.

2015 finalists

Class 1A

Back of the Year: Preston Rice (Wayne County), Dresser Winn (Dresden)

Lineman of the Year: Daniel Bituli (Nashville Christian), Jamison Blackwell (Union City)

Class 2A

Back of the Year: Andrew Goldsmith (Trinity Christian), Cordarrian Richardson (Trezvant)

Lineman of the Year: Jake Harden (Boyd Buchanan), Boone Sweeney (Forrest)

Class 3A

Back of the Year: Traneil Moore (East Ridge), Zack Weatherly (CPA)

Lineman of the Year: Jonathan Decker (Alcoa), Matthew McClurg (Alcoa)

Class 4A

Back of the Year: Ashton Posey (Marshall County), Amari Rodgers (Knoxville Catholic)

Lineman of the Year: Emmit Gooden (Haywood), Cade Mays (Knoxville Catholic)

Class 5A

Back of the Year: Tee Higgins (Oak Ridge), Nate Johnson (Independence)

Lineman of the Year: Tyrel Dodson (Centennial), Jeremiah Jackson (Ooltewah)

Class 6A

Back of the Year: Dillon Mitchell (White Station), Jacoby Stevens (Oakland)

Lineman of the Year: T.D. Blackmon (Maryville), Delvin Salter (Whitehaven)

Division II-A

Back of the Year: Clay Beathard (BGA), Chase Hayden (St. George’s)

Lineman of the Year: Trey Smith (USJ), Jacob Still (St. George’s)

Division II-AA

Back of the Year: Ty Chandler (MBA), Austin Lee (Christian Brothers)

Lineman of the Year: Bryce Mathews (Brentwood Academy), Ryan Parker (Baylor)

Kicker of the Year: Crews Holt (Ravenwood), Jacob Smith (Siegel)

Reach Sam Brown at 615-259-8232 and on Twitter @SamBrownTN.

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