(From left) are Bryce Baker, Harpeth Football Coach Doug Loope and Andrew McWright.
Three Cheatham County senior football players were recognized on Feb. 13 as the county’s representatives who are being honored through the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The players – Mitchell Potts from Cheatham County Central High School, Bryce Baker from Harpeth High School and Nathan Hunt from Sycamore High School – will be among the 59 high school seniors to attend the chapter’s annual awards dinner on March 4 at the Music City Sheraton in Nashville.
Potts, Baker and Hunt were recognized locally during a reception at Cheatham Middle School.
The National Football Foundation honors scholar-athletes annually, with 120 chapters in 47 states, and over 12,000 members nationwide. The Middle Tennessee Chapter was founded in 1961.
Athletes recognized display winning characteristics, including dedication to academics, service to their community and leadership.
Last year was the first time Cheatham County had student-athletes awarded scholarships by the National Football Foundation.
The 2012 Cheatham County honorees were Grady Chipman, CCCHS; Andrew McWright, HHS; and Dale Tamborella, SHS.
The local honorees are selected by their football coaches and school administration.
If you would like to sponsor a table for the March 4 awards dinner or make a general donation, contact Scott Brunette at 356-2845.
Checks should be made payable to the National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame and can be sent to Scott Burnette, 6224 Bresslyn Rd., Nashville, TN 37205.
Courtesy THE ASHLAND CITY TIMES