NASHVILLE – For the first time in Williamson County high school football history, two brothers were named Mr. Football finalists at the same time.
Summit High School senior standouts Destin and Keaten Wade join Oakland’s Jordan James as the finalists for the Class 6A Tennessee Titans Mr. Football. Titans coach Mike Vrabel and Voice of the Titans Mike Keith announced the finalists Tuesday night.
Destin Wade was a finalist in 2020 as well.
A statewide panel of sports writers and media members selected the Mr. Football semifinalists, announced earlier this month. Selections were based on regular-season performances as well as academics and character.
The winners will be unveiled Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Nissan Stadium.
Another county player honored includes Brentwood Academy’s George Laster, who is one of three finalists up for Kicker of the Year.
Teagen Lenderink was tabbed the Kicker of the Year last season for the Eagles – the first WillCo winner of the award since Ravenwood’s Crews Holt in 2015.
2021 Tennessee Titan Mr. Football Finalists
Jordan James, Oakland; Destin Wade, Summit; Keaten Wade, Summit
De’Sean Bishop, Karns; Jamarion’s Brooks, Memphis Central; Walter Nolensville III, Powell
Barion Brown, Pearl Cohn; Mason Grudger, Greeneville; Kaydin Pope, Hardin County
Caden Buckles, Alcoa; Jacob Dooley, Waverly; Keaton Harig, Loudon
Cameron Huckabey, Meigs County; Cameron Miller, MAHS; Ty Simpson, Waverly
Khalik Ganaway, Peabody; De’Andre Kelly, South Pittsburg; Marquez Taylor, McKenzie
Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers; Kenny Minchey, Pope John Paul II; William Riddle, McCallie
Langston Patterson, CPA; Alex Broome, Lipscomb Academy; Luther Richesson, Lipscomb Academy
Bradford Gaines, DCA; Steele Haynes, USJ; Joshua Strickland, Jr., Nashville Christian
Kicker of the Year
Upton Bellenfant, Stewarts Creek; Justus Chadwick, Tullahoma; George Laster, Brentwood Academy