Twin Falls athlete named first 2020 NFL Way to Play award recipient from Idaho

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 17:17:23-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A Twin Falls High School football player has been named the first NFL Way to Play award recipient from Idaho this year.

Grant Patterson (#48), a sophomore from Twin Falls High, won the award earlier this week.

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“The Way to Play Award is about excellence in football through using proper technique that protects players from unnecessary risk,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “This award incentivizes strong fundamental playing technique, demonstrates best practices, and at the same time, benefits all levels of the game.”
The award honors a high school player each week for demonstrating exceptional in-game playing technique. Each school of the Way to Play High School Award recipient will receive a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.

Originally, the award period was much shorter, but understanding that some states have moved their youth and high school programs to the spring, the NFL Way to Play High School Award will be extended an additional 17 weeks, running through June 12, 2021.