Thomas Davis High School Comeback Player of the Year

Presented By Novant Health

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2017 “Thomas Davis” Comeback Player of the Year

Hayden L. Radford

Mount Pleasant High School

Hayden with Medical Director of Novant Health Sports Medicine’s Dr. Eric Warren

2016 “Thomas Davis” Comeback Player of the Year

Ken’Darius Frederick

South Pointe High School

Ken’Darius with Greg Bielec, Director of Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

                                               for Novant Health

2015 “Thomas Davis” Comeback
Player of the Year

Jared Anderson

Charlotte Catholic High School

with CBS Sports host Adam Zucker

2014 “Thomas Davis” Comeback
Player of the Year

Matt Kowalewski

Charlotte Catholic High School

with Thomas Davis

The Award:

The purpose of this award is to elevate the community’s awareness of football as a safe, healthy and character building sport.

The emphasis of this award is directed toward a player’s ability to return safely to football following a medical adversity.

Award Criteria:

The player has received evaluation and treatment for a medical adversity by his high school trainer, area physician, or physical therapist in the preceding 24 months.

The player has subsequently returned to the playing field and is currently participating in football during this calendar year. The medical adversity does not have to be directly related to a football injury. The winner will be chosen by a review panel selected by the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner will be recognized for his achievement at the annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Awards in December. He will receive a trophy and a $2,000 honorarium will be given to his high school athletic department. Each finalist will receive a certificate recognizing him as a finalist for this award.

High schools in the greater Charlotte region are strongly encouraged to submit an application for this award. We are looking for inspirational stories of players working hard to overcome difficulties with their health and pushing themselves for the good of the team and their love of football.