The Maxwell Football Club (MFC) and presenting sponsor adidas today announced the 2017 watch list for the Maxwell Club’s National High School Player of the Year award which is presented yearly to the nation’s best scholastic football player.
The award was established in 2007 and former winners include Tate Martell (Bishop Gorman HS – Ohio State) Jacob Eason (Lake Stevens HS – Georgia), Trenton Thompson (2014 Westover HS – Georgia), Will Grier (2013 Davidson Day School – West Virginia), Derrick Henry (2012 Yulee HS – Alabama), Noah Spence (2011 Bishop McDevitt HS – Ohio State), Jeff Driskel (2010 Hagerty HS – Florida), Sharif Floyd (2009 George Washington HS – Florida), Jamarkus McFarland (2008 Lufkin HS – Oklahoma) and DeVier Posey (2007 Cincinnati LaSalle HS – Ohio State).
The Maxwell Football Club has been recognizing excellence at all levels of football since 1935 and has a major focus on high school football nationally, while adidas currently outfits over 30 collegiate FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) teams as well as some of the top high school programs in the country.
We are very excited as we enter our 3rd year with adidas as the presenting sponsor of the MFC National High School player of the Year award and this partnership has afforded us a great deal of notoriety on a national scale since its inception. Partnering with a company like adidas which is known for putting innovation at the forefront of their business model only continues to enhance the award’s presence nationally. The footprint will be increased this season with the addition of offensive and defensive players of the week which will allow additional opportunity to recognize excellence at the high school level.
Mark Wolpert, MFC Executive Director
We are the creator sports brand and our mission is to help athletes perform better. adidas is honored to be associated with the Maxwell Football Club, the longest running football club in the country, and we take pride knowing that help to make an impact on the future of athletes and the game of football. The National High School Player of the Year Award is true indicator and prelude to success at both the college and professional level.
Shannon Ferbrache, adidas Dir. Of US Sports – Grassroots
The initial watch list for the MFC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY ADIDAS is below. Players have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee and the Club reserves the right to make additions and subtractions to this list as the 2017 season unfolds. 16 semifinalists will be announced on November 14th and 6 finalists will be announced on December 14th.
The winner of the 2017 MFC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY ADIDAS will be announced on January 17, 2018 and the formal presentation of the award will take place at the Maxwell Football Club National Awards Gala that will take place on Friday March 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
About The Maxwell Football Club
The Maxwell Football Club has been recognizing excellence at all levels of football since 1935 and has a major focus on high school football nationally. The Club honors excellence at all levels of football and has members across America. Learn more about our story at www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
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