NFL Way to Play Award
Honoring weekly recipients of the NFL Way to Play Award.
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Honoring weekly recipients of the NFL Way to Play Award.
A distinguished panel of NFL Legends selects the player who positively impacted the game through proper technique (i.e., tackling, blocking, footwork, discipline, vision). The recipient is announced every Thursday during the season on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
Each winner receives a $2,500 equipment grant through USA Football for the youth or high school football program of the player’s choice.
The panel includes:
Beginning this season, the NFL will recognize high school football players for using proper playing technique in partnership with Hudl. The Way to Play High School award will be featured nationally on Saturdays in a Good Morning Football segment.
The school of the chosen player will receive a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.
The panel includes representatives from the NFL Football Operations Department:
Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens takes home the final award.
49ers LT Joe Staley wins the this weeks award.
49ers safety Jimmie Ward receives the divisional award.
Rodney McLeod and DK Metcalf receive the honor.
Saints LB Demario Davis earns the Week 16 award.
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter wins the Week 15 award.
Titans QB Ryan Tannehill secures the Week 14 award.
Packers CB Jaire Alexander wins the Week 13 award.
Steelers G David DeCastro wins the Week 12 honor.
Falcons S Jamal Carter brings home the Week 11 award.
Saints CB Marshon Lattimore receives the Week 10 award.
Panthers G Greg Van Roten gets the Week 9 award.
Patriots CB Jonathan Jones receives the Week 8 honor.
Colts guard Quenton Nelson earns the Week 7 award.
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt wins the Week 6 award.
Vikings safety Harrison Smith receives the Week 5 award.
Browns S Jermaine Whitehead earns the Week 4 award.
Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle is the first-ever back-to-back award recipient.
Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle earns the Week 2 award.
Dallas Cowboys RG Zack Martin takes home the Week 1 award.