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NFL and New Orleans Saints host NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Championships Sunday

Competition takes place Sunday, November 27 prior to Rams game


*WHO:             *NFL Punt, Pass & Kick qualifiers, ages 6-15, from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

*WHAT:          *Young football fans will compete in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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 at the 2017 Pro Bowl 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 across the country will qualify as national finalists.

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.

*WHEN:          *7:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 27

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*WHERE:        *Mercedes Benz Superdome

                   New Orleans, Louisiana 

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CONTACTS: Frank Wittenberg,

Kathleen Patterson,

The following is a list of participants in the New Orleans Saints Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships:

Girls 6-7

Boys 6-7

Emily Johnson – Pensacola, Fla.

Brock Blessington – Lake Charles, La.

Sarai Gaines – LaPlace, La.

Noah Jordan – Bogalusa, La.

Olivia Denais – Broussard, La.

Campbell Slayton – Meridian, Miss.

Kasey Thomas – Columbus, Miss.

Max Taylor – Madison, Miss.

Girls 8-9

Boys 8-9

Lakhena Bo – Irvington, Ala.

Paxton Genola – Clinton, Miss.

Isabella Gibson – Metairie, La.

Luke LeJune – Madisonville, La.

Caroline Terro – Youngsville, La.

Dylan Doiron – Lafayette, La.

Grace Richard – Madisonville, La.

John Moore – Brewton, Ala.

Girls 10-11

Boys 10-11

Cara Ann Puckett – Braxton, Miss.

Anthony Robinson – St. Rose, La.

Ava Dejong – Pensacola, Fla.

John Michael Eves – Bunkie, La.

Bailee McCosh – Madisonville, La.

Austin Melan – Madisonville, La.

Murphy DeMoss – Ruston, La.

Jeff Ihle – Foley, Ala.

Ashton Magee – Lauren, Miss.

Girls 12-13

Boys 12-13

Madison Kidd – Pineville, La.

River Ford – Belmont, Miss.

Maggie Bush -  Meridian, Miss.

Wyatt Olivier – Arnaudville, La.

Emma Jenkins – Covington, La.

Darius Webb – Brewton, Ala.

Lauren Noblitt – Fairhope, Ala.

Bo Cowden-Garofalo – New Orleans, La.

Girls 14-15

Boys 14-15

Molly Moore – Meridian, Miss.

Garrett Lunceford – Hattiesburg, Miss.

Lillian Jenkins – Covington, La.

Jon-Michael Jennings – Shreveport, La.

Baleigh Baggett – Orange Beach, Ala.

Drake Roberts – Miramar Beach, Fla.

Javia Harris – Morganza, La.

Austin McCready – Kenner, La.

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