Competition in five age divisions for both boys and girls begins at 7:30 a.m. with the top scorer in each group crowned team champion and eligible for the National Championships, which will be held during an NFL playoff game. All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick with scores based on distance and accuracy (in feet). The top four scorers in each age group from around the country will qualify as national finalists.
All competitors will be recognized during pregame of that afternoon's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.
NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, which began in 1961, is the nation's largest grassroots sports skills competition. NFL stars, including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Dan Marino, competed in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program as youngsters.
The following is a list of participants in the Tampa Bay Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships:
Emma Underwood – Venice, Fla.
Benjamin Cubito – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jennise Williams – Orlando, Fla.
Carson Tibbetts – Tampa, Fla.
Masiel Guevara – Lake Wales, Fla.
Caden Piening – Orlando, Fla.
Alana Rose Garbig – Hernando, Fla.
Landon Dawson – Merritt Island, Fla.
Kaylee Hoffman – New Port Richey, Fla.
Sean Gacioch – Palm Bay, Fla.
Anna Cubito – St. Petersburg, Fla.
Alex Camarca – Fort Myers, Fla.
Courtney Jones – Apopka, Fla.
Ethan Huet – Winter Springs, Fla.
Mackenzie Root – Fort Myers, Fla.
Luke Sadecki – Inverness, Fla.
Lauren Gacioch – Palm Bay, Fla.
Payton Kirkland – Orlando, Fla.
Angelina Nevels – Orlando, Fla.
Janessa Kendrick – Lake Wales, Fla.
Tahj Hayden – MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Molly Bender – Inverness, Fla.
Adam Buonanno – Trinity, Fla.
Lesie Velarde – Orlando, Fla.
Jeffrey Cole Younger – Okeechobee, Fla.
Jacob Papantonakis – Nokomis, Fla.
Julia Bettley – North Port, Fla.
Riley Stephens – Orlando, Fla.
Nyanna McCaskill – Tampa, Fla.
Colin Roberts – Treasure Island, Fla.
Megan Bettley – North Port, Fla.
Ramiro Onate – Jacksonville, Fla.
Brianna Young – Winter Springs, Fla.
Brianna Stephan – Merritt Island, Fla.
Aidan Swanson – Valrico, Fla.
Krisslyn Ruhlander – Cocoa, Fla.
Brady Lawrence – Lithia, Fla.