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Jefferson up for Mr. Football, Media Day for the Raptors

RHS wide receiver Van Jefferson is a finalist for the Mr. Football award that will be presented this afternoon. The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 10 backs and linemen in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Murfreesboro. For the thirteenth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award. There are three finalists in this category, regardless of their school’s classification. A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2014 regular season.  Academics and character were also taken into consideration.  High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists. Additionally, RHS coach Will Hester and several seniors will attend media days this morning with many news media from across the state in a lead up event to the State Championship game this Saturday where the Raptors take on Maryville at 7pm.  The game is at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville.