Akin and Bush walk away as Mr. Football finalists
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A humbling experience to be a part of is how TCA's quarterback Kyle Akin described the 2013 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards.
"I'm thankful I was nominated. All I can say is next year I hope to enjoy it with my teammates," Akin said the junior quarterback.
Co-District Player of the Year as a sophomore, Akin guided TCA to a phenomenal season this year. Finishing as runner up in the Division I-Class A Back of the Year doesn't bother Akin.
"To see what the next level is pretty cool. Someone had to catch and had to block for me. This [nomination] is for my teammates too," said Akin who threw for nearly 3,000 yards this season.
Also representing West Tennessee as a finalist was Huntingdon linebacker Tyler Bush.
In his senior year, Bush collected more than 100 tackles along with two forced fumbles and two blocked punts.
"It's kind of overwhelming. It's a great honor," said Bush.
Bush led the Mustangs to a District Championship this year, and is proud how his accomplishments at Huntingdon.
"This was a perfect afternoon. Family and football. I just want to make my town proud and represent them well," explained Bush.