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The Oakland Raiders hosted a USA football coaches clinic this past Saturday, where football coaches in the Oakland area were educated on new football drills along with player safety.
Poll: What would be the best part?
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation had a big party for local NFL Flag Football teams. The kids got a special tour of Redskins Park, where the team practices.
Redskins President Bruce Allen gave the players official team certificates and while Larry Michael, the voice of the Redskins, read their names.
"The Washington Redskins are rooting for you, and we hope you have a great future."

From the television studio to the training room, the kids saw the Redskins three Super Bowl trophies during their private tour of Redskins Park.

Poll: What's the best thing about playing flag football?

If you're like us you're really missing football about now.

Well, guess what? You don't have to miss it anymore, because you can play it!

That's right, boys and girls flag football leagues are forming everywhere.


Go to NFL FLAG Football for more information and the sign up for a team.

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick National Champions! What an awesome achievement for you all!

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick and NFL FLAG participants were featured at the Seahawks versus Panthers Divisional playoff game.

This year's champions are:

6-7 Girls: Alana G.

6-7 Boys: Easton R.

8-9 Girls: Macy R.

8-9 Boys: Omar Z.

10-11 Girls: Oliva O.

10-11 Boys: Raymond P.

12-13 Girls: Katie R.

12-13 Boys: Dylan D.

14-15 Girls: Molly S.

14-15 Boys: Tyler E.

Click here to see the 2014-15 NFL PPK National Finalists!

For more information on NFL Punt Pass & Kick, visit NFLPPK.com!

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Poll: In which PPK competition would you perform better?
Long before Colin Kaepernick became the star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he was a kid who simply loved football. Throwing it, kicking it, running it's football was just fun for young "Kap.".

Colin began playing youth football at age eight, starting off as a defensive end and punter. It did not take long for Colin to find his natural position, becoming his team's starting quarterback at age nine and completing his first competitive pass for a long touchdown.

His next stop? NFL Punt Pass & Kick competition, where he won several events mainly due to his stellar passing ability.

Think the 49ers were scouting him as a 9 year-old??? What about you? Do you like throwing and kicking the pigskin? Then you might like doing a Punt, Pass and Kick competition.

Check it out at NFL PPK.

Recently the NFL, USA Football, Fuel Up to Play 60, GENYOUth Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association teamed up in Seattle with the launch of the NFL FLAG program.

Bringing NFL FLAG Football Kits to more than 500,000 students nationwide, the program gives kids the chance to get active every day.

Chris, a lucky Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador participated in the event and mingled with Seattle Seahawks players, cheerleaders and the teams' mascot Blitz!

"This trip was a very fun and thrilling experience that I was fortunate enough to have." said Chris. You can read all about his day with the Seahawks and the NFL on The Huddle, Fuel Up to Play 60's student blog.

A high school player named, Wade Makes, makes an amazing one-handed interception.

NFL Network's Brian Baldinger caught up with New York Giants safety Stevie Brown to discuss the importance of player and youth safety and goals for the team this season.


The Carolina Panthers hosted their first Heads Up Football Moms Clinic in partnership with USA Football recently. Nearly 100 local moms attended the clinic at Bank of America Stadium.   Panthers head coach Ron Rivera welcomed the moms, who spent an interactive evening learning about the importance of the Heads Up Football initiative.   Carolina Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion led an information session on how to properly manage heat and hydration for

The Carolina Panthers hosted their first Heads Up Football Moms Clinic in partnership with USA Football recently. Nearly 100 local moms attended the clinic at Bank of America Stadium.

 

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera welcomed the moms, who spent an interactive evening learning about the importance of the Heads Up Football initiative.

 

Carolina Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion led an information session on how to properly manage heat and hydration for youth players.  USA Football master trainer EZ Smith demonstrated proper fitting for helmet and shoulder pads. 

 

“We hope all of these moms can now go back to their community and advocate to make sure their coaches are Heads Up Football certified,” said Smith.

 

Go to the USA Football page to learn more safe ways to play! 

 

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick National Champions!  What an awesome achievement for you all!  Be sure to tune into the Chargers vs. Broncos game tomorrow at 4:40pm ET on CBS to see a special tribute to this year’s NFL PPK National Champions!   This year’s champions are:   6-7 Girls: Kloie   6-7 Boys: Marco   8-9 Girls: Samantha    8-9 Boys: Luke    10-11 Girls: Eryn   10-11 Boys: Ja

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick National Champions!  What an awesome achievement for you all!  Be sure to tune into the Chargers vs. Broncos game tomorrow at 4:40pm ET on CBS to see a special tribute to this year’s NFL PPK National Champions!

 

This year’s champions are:

 

6-7 Girls: Kloie

 

6-7 Boys: Marco

 

8-9 Girls: Samantha 

 

8-9 Boys: Luke 

 

10-11 Girls: Eryn

 

10-11 Boys: Jason

 

12-13 Girls: Sophia

 

12-13 Boys: Alex

 

14-15 Girls: Alisa

 

14-15 Boys: Nathan 

 

 

Click here to all of the 2013-14 NFL PPK National Finalists!

Heads Up Football is a new approach USA Football and the NFL are embarking on to improve the coaching techniques to make the game safer.
Help celebrate the start of the NFL season in Baltimore and be part of the NFL PLAY 60 Kickoff Youth Football Festival at Patterson Park!  We’re looking for boys and girls ages 6-13 who live in the Baltimore area and want to learn how fun it can be to PLAY 60! You don’t have to be a football player or know anything about the game to enjoy this event. Registered kids will have the chance to be taken through a special PLAY 60 clinic to learn different football skills and drills le

Help celebrate the start of the NFL season in Baltimore and be part of the NFL PLAY 60 Kickoff Youth Football Festival at Patterson Park! 


We’re looking for boys and girls ages 6-13 who live in the Baltimore area and want to learn how fun it can be to PLAY 60! You don’t have to be a football player or know anything about the game to enjoy this event. Registered kids will have the chance to be taken through a special PLAY 60 clinic to learn different football skills and drills led by USA Football and Under Armour coaches. Some former NFL stars will also be in attendance.

 

Click here to register your kids today!

 Don't miss the opportunity to be among the thousands of community organizations and schools across the country that host a local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event in 2013.  Features of NFL Punt, Pass & Kick: For boys and girls ages 6-15 FREE for hosts and participants Online registration for hosts and participants New online registration tools Helpful resources for hosts      Host a Punt, Pass & Kick event   Visit www.nflppk.com to learn more or fin

Don't miss the opportunity to be among the thousands of community organizations and schools across the country that host a local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event in 2013.  

Features of NFL Punt, Pass & Kick:

  • For boys and girls ages 6-15
  • FREE for hosts and participants
  • Online registration for hosts and participants
  • New online registration tools
  • Helpful resources for hosts 

 

 

 

Visit www.nflppk.com to learn more or find an event.

 A select group of youth and high school football coaches have been selected to participate in the NFL Foundation-USA Football Youth Summit being held in Canton, Ohio this week.   “By bringing together youth and high school football leaders for an intensive educational summit we can help them gain a greater understanding of how to make the game better for children who love to play football.” said CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, chairman of the NFL Foundation.    In

 A select group of youth and high school football coaches have been selected to participate in the NFL Foundation-USA Football Youth Summit being held in Canton, Ohio this week.

 

“By bringing together youth and high school football leaders for an intensive educational summit we can help them gain a greater understanding of how to make the game better for children who love to play football.” said CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, chairman of the NFL Foundation. 

 

In addition to the coaches, 92 other supporters of youth and high school football, including youth football commissioners and athletic directors from across the country, will attend the Summit, which is funded by the NFL Foundation.  The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support our game.

USA Football and the NFL are excited to start the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program’s 52nd season.  PP&K is about the kids, the parents who support them to come out and play and the volunteers who give their time to organize these memorable events. Together, let’s make 2013 the best PP&K season ever! Find out more at the official NFL Punt, Pass & Kick website.

USA Football and the NFL are excited to start the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program’s 52nd season.  PP&K is about the kids, the parents who support them to come out and play and the volunteers who give their time to organize these memorable events. Together, let’s make 2013 the best PP&K season ever!


Find out more at the official NFL Punt, Pass & Kick website.

Here are the winners of the 51st NFL PPK National Championship! Congratulations to all of the finalists! For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here
 

Hayden - Kansas City Chiefs 6-7


Punt: 47’ 8”

Pass: 45’ 1”

Kick: 56’ 6”

Total: 149’ 3”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons.  He is not only a former Kansas City Chief's player but also one of the best tight ends to ever play in the NFL.  He is a good example of how maintaining a high level of physical fitness can prolong a football player's career.

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I was following in the footsteps of my two older sisters.   Once I saw that I could participate at the age of 6, I jumped on the chance to compete.

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

I participate in basketball, competitive soccer and competitive softball as well as PPK.  I get a lot of exercise each week with all my practices.  I also enjoy being outdoors at home on our property playing on our zip line, tree swings and in our tree house.

 

 

Matiwos - New England Patriots 6-7


Punt: 62’ 4”

Pass: 69’ 6”

Kick: 85’ 3”

Total: 217’ 1”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

Tom Brady

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I was adopted from Ethiopia and he arrived in America about a year ago.  My four sibling have all participated in PPK in the past and I wanted to participate with them this year.  It has been a wonderful experience for all of us!

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

Playing in the yard with any kind of ball with my brother, three sisters and friends.  

 

Jayla - San Diego Chargers 8-9


Punt: 56’ 5”

Pass: 82’ 5”

Kick: 75’ 7”

Total: 159’ 5”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite player is #7 Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I play tackle football for a pop Warner league here in Hawaii. I got a flyer back in the 2009-2010 season and was interested in trying it out. Thats how I got  involved in PPK.

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

I play numerous sports such as football, baseball, basketball, track and swimming. My family is very active in sports so I am at the park or at the gym at least 5 days out of the week. Exercising while doing various sports keeps me on my toes and that is how I Play 60.

 

Tyler - Arizona Cardinals 8-9

 

Punt: 90’ 9”

Pass: 86’ 8”

Kick: 87’ 6”

Total: 264’ 11”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite NFL player is Robert Griffin III.

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I got involved with the PPK during football season.  A flyer was sent out through YAFL (Young American Football League) and my mom and dad asked if I wanted to try it.  My dad also did this when he was my age, so I thought it would be fun.

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

My favorite way to PLAY 60 is by playing sports with my brother, sister and friends.  I also play on a football and a hockey team, and I am on a club swim team, so I am at some type of practice almost everyday. When I am not at practice I am hitting pucks or running around.

 

Madison - Philadelphia Eagles 10-11

 

Punt: 75’ 0”

Pass: 97’ 1”

Kick: 83’ 11”

Total: 256’ 0”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

Joe Flacco. He grew up near me and I go to school and play sports with some of his cousins. And he can really throw the football!

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

My elementary school gym teacher Mr. Bill Hoover organizes competitions at our schools every year. The past three years I have gone on to win the Eagles Team Competition for my age group. This was the first year I made it to the National Competition

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

I practice the sports I play in, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Flag Football and I love to ride my bike.

Will - Atlanta Falcons 10-11

 

Punt: 116’ 4”

Pass: 90’ 9”

Kick: 132’ 8”

Total: 339’ 9”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite NFL players are Tim Tebow and Matt Bryant.  They are both great football players and great role models.  Besides that that, Matt Brynat hit a 62 yard FG in a game one time. 

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

My 3rd grade football Coach told me about it and encouraged me to give it a try.  Now, it’s a fun way to practice at my game while having fun competing. 

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

I like to play football with my team and friends whether it be at practice, in a game or just a pick-up game with my friends from school.  Of course, I like to kick and punt also.

Kristina - Indianapolis Colts 12-13

 

Punt: 102’ 6”

Pass: 98’ 7”

Kick: 127’ 0”

Total: 328’ 1”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite NFL player from the Indianapolis Colts would be Reggie Wayne.  My all-time favorite would be Aaron Rodgers.

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

My dad did Punt, Pass & Kick when he was little so when my younger brother was old enough to compete my parents took us to our local competition.  They gave me the choice to either sit in the stands and watch or go out and do it, too.  I didn't even have the proper shoes on to compete  so, I wore my mother's sneakers and began my journey with Punt, Pass & Kick.  My soccer and softball skills have helped me along the way.  

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

Soccer and softball are my favorite ways to PLAY 60.  I love to do anything that involves running, exercising and competing.  I enjoy playing basketball and football with my brothers and have a workout routine that I do of push-ups and sit-ups before bed.

Jack - Green Bay Packers 12-13

 

Punt: 132’ 9”

Pass: 134’ 2”

Kick: 118’ 10”

Total: 385’ 9”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite player is Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I got involved in PPK when I was 8 and a neighbor suggested that I go to the local competition and try it.  I have been hooked ever since

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

My favorite way to PLAY 60 is to get outside and play sports.  I love football, basketball, and baseball

Kayla - Philadelphia Eagles 14-15

 

Punt: 125’ 11”

Pass: 114’ 4”

Kick: 111’ 3”

Total: 351’ 6”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

Adrian Peterson

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

From my Dad.

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

Playing basketball.

Jay - Minnesota Vikings 14 - 15

 

Punt: 136’ 0”

Pass: 154’ 11”

Kick: 126’ 8”

Totals: 417’ 7”

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

My favorite NFL player is Shonn Greene of the Jets. I like him because he is a former Iowa player and he is a beast.

 

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN PPK?

I got involved in PPK several years ago. I had competed in a parks department competition and after that I looked into the NFL program so that I could compete at a high level. 

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY 60?

My favorite way to PLAY 60 is to do almost any sport! I enjoy football, basketball, baseball and golf. I stay active all year around playing on school and travel teams.

The 51st NFL PPK National Championship with be held this weekend in Atlanta. Forty athletes in 10 divisions will compete on Saturday and be honored during the Seahawks vs. Falcons Divisional Playoff game. Below are the 20 boys who will compete for five National titles, one in each division. For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here!   Check out the 20 girls who will compete on Saturday as well.     AGE 6-7     New England Patriots Matiwos
The 51st NFL PPK National Championship with be held this weekend in Atlanta. Forty athletes in 10 divisions will compete on Saturday and be honored during the Seahawks vs. Falcons Divisional Playoff game. Below are the 20 boys who will compete for five National titles, one in each division. For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here!
 
 
 

AGE 6-7


 

 

New England Patriots

Matiwos

 

Atlanta Falcons

Omar

 

New Orleans Saints

Parker

 

Denver Broncos

Colten

 


AGE 8-9 

 

 

Arizona Cardinals

Tyler

 

Dallas Cowboys

Jaxxon 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

John

 

Tennesee Titans

Nicholas

 


AGE 10-11 

 

 

New York Giants

Joshua

 

Denver Broncos

Mason

 

Minnesota Vikings

Garrett

 

Atlanta Falcons

Will

 


AGE 12-13 

 

 

Denver Broncos 

Kolbe

 

Atlanta Falcons

Andrew

 

Indianapolis Colts

Garrett

 

Green Bay Packers

Jack

 


AGE 14-15 

 

 

Denver Broncos

Bridger

 

Carolina Panthers

Matthew

 

Minnesota Vikings

Jay

 

Detroit Lions 

Grant

 

The 51st NFL PPK National Championship with be held this weekend in Atlanta. Forty athletes in 10 divisions will compete on Saturday and be honored during the Seahawks vs. Falcons Divisional Playoff game. Below are the 20 girls who will compete for five National titles, one in each division. For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here!   Check out the 20 boys who will compete on Saturday as well.     AGE 6-7     Green Bay Packers Ava  
The 51st NFL PPK National Championship with be held this weekend in Atlanta. Forty athletes in 10 divisions will compete on Saturday and be honored during the Seahawks vs. Falcons Divisional Playoff game. Below are the 20 girls who will compete for five National titles, one in each division. For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here!
 
 
 

AGE 6-7

 

 

Green Bay Packers

Ava

 

Dallas Cowboys

D'Mya

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Hayden

 

Minnesota Vikings

Ava

 

 

AGE 8-9

 

 

 

San Diego Chargers

Jayla

 

Green Bay Packers

Alayna 

 

Seattle Seahawks

Breanna

 

Minnesota Vikings

Julia

 

 

AGE 10-11

 

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Madison

 

Indianapolis Colts

Sophia

 

Denver Broncos

Jalissa

 

St. Louis Rams

Eryn

 

 

AGE 12-13

 

 

 

Chicago Bears

Alisa

 

Denver Broncos

Kaylee

 

Cleveland Browns

Madison

 

Indianapolis Colts

Kristina

 

 

AGE 14-15

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings

Sydney

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Kayla

 

San Diego Chargers

Lalelei

 

New York Giants  

Rebecca

 

Gage Dannecker, 11, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had been asking his mom for about three years to play youth football after listening time and again how much fun his friends were having playing the sport. This year, after all the begging and pleading, his mom, Melissa Hein, finally said yes.    “My favorite position on the football team is nose tackle,” Gage said. “When you’re in that position on defense, you’re able to chase and tackle the guy with the bal

Gage Dannecker, 11, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had been asking his mom for about three years to play youth football after listening time and again how much fun his friends were having playing the sport. This year, after all the begging and pleading, his mom, Melissa Hein, finally said yes.

  

“My favorite position on the football team is nose tackle,” Gage said. “When you’re in that position on defense, you’re able to chase and tackle the guy with the ball.”

 

He enjoys shedding blocks and making plays. But unlike other youth football players across the nation, Gage is presented with another challenge on every snap.

 

He is blind.

 

Michael Rhodes, coach of the Bulldogs, was a little hesitant because he wasn’t sure about Gage’s limitations on the field. Not only did Gage change coach Rhodes’ perspective, but by showing dedication and effort in practice every day, he changed his teammates’ as well.

 

“The other kids were a little apprehensive,’” Rhodes said. “But as he was blocking them off, shedding their blocks and getting to where he needed to be, they learned along the way that he was here to stay and wasn’t just some stunt to throw a kid in a uniform and see if he would be able to stand on the sideline.

 

“The biggest key is Gage wanted to learn how to play football, and the kids realized that if this guy can do it, then there is no reason they can’t use the same effort and try to achieve the same goals as Gage.”

 

 

For the full story, please visit USA Football for the article: http://usafootball.com/news/featured-articles/blind-player-inspiration-teammates-coaches

My favorite football tradition is the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. It has been going on for more than 50 years! Some NFL greats, like Brett Favre, competed in it. In Punt, Pass and Kick you have to punt, throw and kick a ball off a tee as far as you can. I like kicking the best because I feel like an NFL kicker. In the first year I tried out, I got to compete at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and came in first place for my age group. I got 17th place out of all 32 teams. Last year, I did not ma

My favorite football tradition is the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. It has been going on for more than 50 years! Some NFL greats, like Brett Favre, competed in it. In Punt, Pass and Kick you have to punt, throw and kick a ball off a tee as far as you can. I like kicking the best because I feel like an NFL kicker.

In the first year I tried out, I got to compete at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and came in first place for my age group. I got 17th place out of all 32 teams. Last year, I did not make it to regionals. This year, I will be going to regionals again and am hoping to get further. I can't wait for the competition!

 

James

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

 Follow your favorite NFL players and wear pink to your game to help fight breast cancer!  The first step is to talk to your coach about getting involved!    There are a number of things your team can do to participate in A Crucial Catch. The NFL and the American Cancer Society have created new ways for you to join the effort by visiting cancer.org/coachestoolkit.  We encourage you to talk to your teammates, parents, coaches and fans, and join the NFL in suppor

Follow your favorite NFL players and wear pink to your game to help fight breast cancer!  The first step is to talk to your coach about getting involved! 

 

There are a number of things your team can do to participate in A Crucial Catch. The NFL and the American Cancer Society have created new ways for you to join the effort by visiting cancer.org/coachestoolkit


We encourage you to talk to your teammates, parents, coaches and fans, and join the NFL in supporting A Crucial Catch this month!

 
 
 
How do you get to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii? Punt, Pass and Kick your way there! During the Ohana Day celebration at the stadium, the 2011 NFL PPK Champion for the 8-9 year old boys division, Jason Alani, was honored as part of the festivities for 50 years of PPK. Join us in saying, "Ho'omaika'i 'ana, Jason," which means Congratulations in Hawaiian. Don't forget to watch the Pro Bowl on NBC Sunday, January 29 at 7pm ET.

How do you get to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii? Punt, Pass and Kick your way there! During the Ohana Day celebration at the stadium, the 2011 NFL PPK Champion for the 8-9 year old boys division, Jason Alani, was honored as part of the festivities for 50 years of PPK. Join us in saying, "Ho'omaika'i 'ana, Jason," which means Congratulations in Hawaiian. Don't forget to watch the Pro Bowl on NBC Sunday, January 29 at 7pm ET.

Here are the winners of the 50th NFL PPK National Championship! Congratulations to all of the finalists! For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here!  Riley - Dallas Cowboys 6-7 1.HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK: Article in the newspaper2.HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE: This is Riley's first year to compete. She is a big soccer player and even competed against Mia Hamm this summer in a foot jugg
Here are the winners of the 50th NFL PPK National Championship! Congratulations to all of the finalists! For more information on NFL PPK and other NFL PLAY 60 programs, click here

Riley - Dallas Cowboys 6-7

1.HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
Article in the newspaper
2.HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
This is Riley's first year to compete. She is a big soccer player and even competed against Mia Hamm this summer in a foot juggling competition. Riley loves PPK so much, that she plans on competing every year from this point forward.
3.HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
Riley had never really thrown a kicked a football before, but since winning the local competition, she had been practicing about once a week.
4.HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
At least 2 hours a day.
5.WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
Since participating in PPK, Riley has become a big football fan. She even checks her dads fantasy football stats online to see how his fantasy football team is doing.
6.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Dallas Cowboys.
7.WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Tony Romo (his wife Candice Crawford, attended and graduated from the same school that Riley attends.)

 

Luke - Chicago Bears 6-7
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
Dad remembered it from his childhood. I love sports – especially football!!
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:  
This is my 2nd year competing and I feel lucky and honored to have made the National Finals both years.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
At least 1 hour a week during the fall.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
At least 1 hour a day playing sports
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
My favorite football team came first because we go to at least 1 game each year.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Chicago Bears
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Devin Hester

Eryn - St. Louis Rams 8-9

1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
My track coach is in charge of the local PPK and told my parents about it.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
This is my second year.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
3-4 Times per week.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
Everyday at recess and after school for about 30 minutes.  Much more in the summer.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
PPK
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Green Bay Packers
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Aaron Rodgers

Jason - San Diego Chargers 8-9
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
Through Pop Warner Football, he is QB for the Pee Wee Division
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
This is his second year competing. Having my family with me as I traveled to San Diego and an experiencing an NFL football game has been an awesome expierience. My dream is to be an NFL football player and having this experience makes me want it more.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
He practices 3 days a week. 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
He spends at least 3 hours outside playering. he is involved in sports throughout the year.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
His favorite football team.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Cincinnati Bengals (His last name means ornage in Hawaiian,m that is why he likes the Bengals.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Ray Lewis

Ava - Miami Dolphins 10-11
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
From her dad.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
3 years Almost missed the local competition but luckily made it last minute and qualified.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
Almost every day.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
45 minutes a day.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
PPK.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Dolphins.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Jason Taylor.

Jadon - Jacksonville Jaguars 10-11
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
At the Richmond Hill Recreational Association (RHRASports.org) in Richmond Hill, Georgia.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
This is my first time finding out about the NFL PPK competition and my first year competing.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
About an hour to an hour and a half 4 days each week.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
As much as 4-6 hours when I am on holiday, or as much time as my mom will allow me outside. I love to play football and basketball with my brother, cousins and friends.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
I don't have a favorite football team, I just love to play football.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
I don't have a favorite football team, I do like the Baltimore Ravens.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Torrey Smith form the Baltimore Ravens.

Kayla - Philadelphia Eagles 12-13

1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
From my Father.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
6 years.  Made it to national final as a 9 year old.  Came in second place.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
Several times before each competition.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
At least one hour per day.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
Both came about the same time.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Minnesota Vikings.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Adrian Peterson.

Pete - Atlanta Falcons 12-13
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:  
Web-site.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
I competed in 2009 as an 11 year old and won the local, sectional and team championship for the Falcons.  I didn't advance to the National Finals but thought it was an awesome experience.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
About once a week.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
Everyday! At least 2 hours a day; when no school it's more like 6 hours.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
Favorite Football Team.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Atlanta Falcons.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Tony Gonzalez.

Sydney - Minnesota Vikings 14-15

1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
My Mom and Dad run the local competition.  It is something my family has done in the past.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
I have been participating in PPK since I was 8.  I have made it to the Metrodome every year since I started at age 8.  When I was 9, (2006-2007),  I was the 8/9 Girls National Champion.  The game was in New Orleans.  It was an amazing experience.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
Not very often because I am busy with my other sports.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
It varies.  I play soccer so I am outside a lot with that sport.  Basketball is my favorite sport, so that puts me in the gym every day.  I am involved in a lot of sports so I am either in the gym, weight room, or on the field.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM:
My family has always been a fan of the Minnesota Vikings.  But PPK came first for me.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Minnesota Vikings
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Tim Tebow

Brady Minnesota Vikings 14 - 15
1. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PPK:
My Dad took me down to the local PPK competition when I was 8.
2. HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN COMPETING/ ANY EXCITING FACTS OR PPK STORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE:
Competing from 8 to 15 / I made it to the Vikings Team Championship three times / I had a total score of 489 feet at this year sectional in Sioux Falls.
3. HOW MUCH DO YOU PRACTICE:
About 1 hour a day.
4. HOW MUCH TIME A DAY DO YOU SPEND OUTSIDE PLAYING:
3-4 hours.
5. WHAT CAME FIRST – PPK OR YOUR FAVORITE FOOTBALL TEAM: 
Favorite Football Team.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEAM:
Minnesota Vikings.
7. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER:
Adrian Peterson and Chad Greenway (He is from SD!).