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Akin and Bush walk away as Mr. Football finalists

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

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.
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