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.
“We commend these young men for their accomplishments on and off the field,” Chapter President Gerry McGuire said. “This was no doubt a challenging year for them as they also dealt with the pandemic. We wish them continued success as they write the next chapter of their lives.”
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, Olathe West (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 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.
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.