Coach Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter honors 13
Thirteen Kansas high school senior football players have been selected by the Coach Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter of the National Football Foundation as 2020-2021 scholar-athletes.
These awards recognize excellence in academics, football and community leadership as selected by the chapter board of directors. The honorees had to be nominated by their head coach. The list includes:
● Dillon Boldt, WR/DB/K, Hillsboro (coach Demetrius Cox)
● Rhett Brown, OT, Goddard (coach Tommy Beason)
● Dakota Burritt, QB, St. James Academy (coach Tom Radke)
● Samuel Butler, LB, West/Olathe (coach T.J. O’Neill)
● Wyatt Eberle, RB/LB, Lakeside JR/SR (coach Drew Duskie)
● Doug Grider, OG/LB, Halstead (coach Jason Grider)
● Camden Kirmer, RB/WR/DB, Emporia (coach Keaton Tuttle)
● Seth Krehbiel, RB/WR/DB, Kingman (coach Tanner Hageman)
● Ethan Kremer, OG, DT, Mill Valley/Shawnee (coach Joel Applebee)
● Landon O'Hare, TE/DE, Lincoln (coach Dustin Patee)
● Gianni Piccini, WR/DB, St. Mary’s Colgan/Pittsburg (coach Shawn Seematter)
● Ty Sides, QB/DB, Phillipsburg (coach Kendall Fiscus)
● Sawyer Stevens, TE/DE, Scott Community/Scott City (coach Jim Turner)
Each of the state National Football Foundation chapters nominates an individual for the NFF’s Team of Distinction. Kremer, who will attend Colorado School of Mines and play football this fall, was selected as the Kansas Scholar-Athlete for the NFF Team of Distinction.
NOTE: There will not be a chapter recognition banquet this year. A virtual awards presentation will be distributed at a later date.
About the Coach Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter NFF
The Kansas Chapter received its National Football Foundation Charter Nov. 25, 1991 at halftime ceremonies of the Kansas-Missouri football game. It then evolved into the Jayhawk Chapter and later transitioned to the Sunflower Chapter In 2020, it was renamed the Coach Bill Snyder Family Sunflower Chapter. Its mission is to recognize outstanding high school seniors who excel on the gridiron, in the classroom and as leaders in their schools and communities. More than 315 high school football players from the state of Kansas have been honored by the chapter since its inception in 1991. Dillons Food Stores, which maintains a large presence in the state of Kansas, sponsors the chapter awards program and banquet.
About the National Football Foundation
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, the National Football Foundation (NFF) is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.
About the NFF Chapter Network
The NFF Chapter Network, spread across 120 outposts in 47 states, serves as the pulse of a nationwide effort to encourage leadership, sportsmanship and academic excellence among America’s young football players. The first meeting to discuss the formation of chapters was held by the Cincinnati Club in 1954, and today more than 12,000 passionate members carry on the legacy of the early pioneers, which is simply to Build Leaders Through Football. Collectively, they host more than 300 events each year, reaching more than 500,000 football players at 5,000 high schools.
Coach Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter National Football Foundation / PO Box 3015 / Lawrence, Kan. 66046 / 785-864-0703