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LANGHORNE, PA (Nov 15, 2017) – Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s premier youth football organization, has announced six finalists for its 8th Annual Pop Warner College Football Award. The award was established in 2010 to recognize a graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, involvement that Pop Warner emphasizes with its own student athletes.

The 2017 Finalists Include:

  • University of Miami Wide Receiver Braxton Berrios
  • Stanford University Offensive Lineman David Bright
  • Auburn University Kicker Daniel Carlson
  • Wake Forest University Defensive End Wendell Dunn
  • University of Virginia Linebacker Micah Kiser
  • Notre Dame Linebacker Drue Tranquill

The Pop Warner College Football Award is presented December 7 during the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Last year’s winner was former University of Mississippi and current New York Giants tight end Evan Engram.

“One of the things that makes college football so special is the collection of outstanding student-athletes who excel on and off the field as they represent themselves, their schools and their communities with distinction,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “The Pop Warner College Football Award honors one student-athlete whose play, commitment to academics and service to the community represents the ideals of the sport. This year we’re proud of an extraordinary group of finalists from some of the nation’s finest universities.”

Media Contacts:
Brian Heffron, bheffron@ctpboston.com, 781.799.9568  / Haley King, hking@ctpboston.com, 248.912.5895

About the Pop Warner College Football Award

The Pop Warner National College Football Award recognizes a college graduating senior who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community, and serves as a role model to Pop Warner’s young student athletes.

Pop Warner created the award in 2010 to honor a college player who has continued to demonstrate Pop Warner’s fundamental values of sportsmanship, academics and community service at the next level.

The award is presented during the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL.

2017 Award Recipient

Previous Award Recipients

Previous recipients of the Pop Warner College Football Award:

  • 2016: Evan Engram (Ole Miss TE)
  • 2015: Brandon Chubb (Wake Forest LB)
  • 2014: Jordan Richards (Stanford S)
  • 2013: Gary Bush (Purdue University WR)
  • 2012: Sean Renfree (Duke University QB)
  • 2011: Chase Minnifield (Virginia DB)
  • 2010: Prince Amukamara (Nebraska DB)

About Pop Warner Little Scholars

Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Pop Warner participants enjoy the opportunity to learn and compete in their sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, safety, academics and character. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit www.popwarner.com or follow Pop Warner on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Pop_Warner.


Pop Warner Little Scholars

586 Middletown Blvd., Suite C-100
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

Email: webupdate@popwarner.com
Phone: 215-752-2691
Fax: 516-622-3901

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