From the organization Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc….
POP WARNER ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARD
Annual award presented to a Pop Warner alumnus for athletic, academic and community leadership
LANGHORNE, Penn. (November 13, 2012) –Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, today announced the finalists for the third annual Pop Warner National College Football Award. The 2012 finalists include Duke University quarterback Sean Renfree; University of Miami running back Mike James; University of Michigan offensive guard Patrick Omameh and University of Connecticut wide receiver Nick Williams.
The award, established in 2010, recognizes a Pop Warner alumnus who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community. It is presented to a student-athlete who has taken the ideals of Pop Warner to the next level and serves as a role model to Pop Warner’s young scholar athletes.
The Pop Warner National College Football Award is presented during the annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The inaugural award was presented to former University of Nebraska and current New York Giants’ defensive back Prince Amukamara. In 2011, the award was presented to University of Virginia and current Washington Redskins’ cornerback Chase Minnifield.
“To play Pop Warner football, we require our young athletes to perform in the classroom and ask that they represent their community in a positive light,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “We created the Pop Warner National College Football Award to honor a student-athlete who has continued to demonstrate those values at the next level, and who serves as a positive example for our young athletes both on and off the field. We considered hundreds of tremendous athletes this year, and found an exceptional group of finalists in Sean Renfree, Mike James, Patrick Omameh and Nick Williams.”
The winner of the Pop Warner National College Football Award will be announced on December 5th during the 56th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl. Nominations are accepted from SIDs across the country in the fall, and hundreds of college players are considered.
About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the world’s largest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Currently there are over 400,000 children in Pop Warner organizations in 43 states, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Japan and Mexico. The NFLPA estimates that 70% of all current NFL Players got their start in Pop Warner programs. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit www.popwarner.com our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.