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MLK/Pearl Cohn’s David Wesley Schilling is the 76th winner of the Hume Award.

The 76th winner of Metro Nashville Public School’s prestigious Hume Award was named today at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club at The Wildhorse Saloon in Downtown Nashville.

The award was won by David Wesley Schilling, the long-snapper from Pearl-Cohn High School. Schilling attends MLK, Jr Magnet School and plays football for the Firebirds. He will be going to Vanderbilt next year.

The Hume Award recognizes the most outstanding football player in Metro School in the areas of sportsmanship, scholarship, and football ability. While attending a football game at West High School, Mr. William Hume, a prominent Nashville attorney and cChairman of the City Board of Education, remarked to Mr. W. A. Bass,  then Superintendent of Nashville City Schools, that some recognition should be given to the fine young men participating in the game of football in the Nashville schools.

At that time, two school districts existed in Davidson County – city schools and county schools. When all schools merged into one district following the incorporation of Nashville, the county schools were included in the list, making the Hume Award the longest and most established student-athlete award in Tennessee.

Each Metro School nominates one player, and then the nominees are reviewed by a committee composed of school administrators, football officials, and area sportswriters. Five finalists were named before today’s ceremony. Joining Schilling as a finalist were Michael Reese from Cane Ridge, Avont Burrus from Hillsboro, Tyler Fletcher from East Nashville, and Markelle Beasley from Hunters Lane.

The original trophy is rotated to the winning school each year and sits on display till the ceremony the following year.

The award presentation ceremony rotates annually among the participating community service clubs of Nashville, with the Kiwanis Club of Nashville hosting the 2016 program on Friday, December 2 at the Patron Platinum Club at Bridgestone Arena.

The other Nominees were Carson Buchanan, Antioch; Tyrell Wilson, Glencliff; Anthony Alexander-Metin Tracy, Hillwood/Hume Fogg; Zachery Drake, Maplewood; Jeremiah Mathews, McGavock; Salmaan Aqeel  Walker, Overton; Andrew Covington, Stratford; and Tywan Buggs, Whites Creek.

By the Numbers:

Hillsboro has only had three winners of the Hume Award including last year’s winner, Joseph Honeysucker. 2018-19 – Joseph Honey Sucker

David Lee Parker (1991-92)

Timothy Gray (2001-2002)

Current schools with most awardees from most to least:

Overton 15….East 7….Hunters Lane  6….Hillwood 5….Maplewood 5…Antioch 3….Glencliff 3…Hillsboro 3….Pearl Cohn 3….Stratford 3….McGavock 2…Cane Ridge 1….MLK/Pearl Cohn 1….Whites Creek 1

Schools now closed with most to least:

Cohn 6…Howard 5….West 4….North 3….Madison 2….Litton 1….Goodlettsville 1

Hume Award Recipients

Name of Student

School Year

School Name

Eddie Lawrence

1944-45

West

J. B. Proctor

1945-46

Cohn

Billy Lawrence

1946-47

West

Dale Beck

1947-48

Howard

Dale Beck

1948-49

Howard

Roy Herald

1949-50

Howard

Odell Binkley

1950-51

North

Don Rucker

1951-52

Cohn

Don Rucker

1952-53

Cohn

Ralph M. Greenbaum

1953-54

West

Billy Smith

1954-55

East

Thurman Leo Smith

1955-56

Cohn

Thomas E. Wells

1956-57

Cohn

Charles Rice

1957-58

West

Raymond Mitchell

1958-59

Howard

Billy Whittaker

1959-60

North

Kenneth Goad

1960-61

East

Danny Hale

1961-62

North

Sam O’Neal

1962-63

East

Richard McAbee

1963-64

Howard

Eddie Niebruegge

1964-65

Goodlettsville

Alex Beavers

1965-66

Madison

Stuart Byrom

1966-67

Litton

Jackie Carver

1967-68

East

Homer Stinson

1968-69

Cohn

David Campbell

1969-70

Maplewood

Mike Winchester

1970-71

Madison

Richard Clippard

1971-72

Hillwood

Brice Shelton

1972-73

Antioch

James Threalkill

1973-74

East

Jack Chandler

1974-75

Overton

Tony Glover

1975-76

Antioch

E. J. Junior

1976-77

Maplewood

Terry Corn

1977-78

Overton

Chris Kennedy

1978-79

Overton

Gary Kimball

1979-80

Overton

Jeff Spain

1980-81

Glencliff

Mike Beckham

1981-82

Overton

Kevin Kalen

1982-83

McGavock

Keith Victory

1983-84

Overton

Ronald Robinson

1984-85

Stratford

Rusty Cole

1985-86

Stratford

Michael Craig Dunn

1986-87

Antioch

Bryan Link

1987-88

Hillwood

Tracy A. Majors

1987-88

Glencliff

Bryan Link

1988-89

Hillwood

Rodney Burford

1989-90

Hunters Lane

Michael Jason Pettus

1990-91

Hillwood

David Lee Parker

1991-92

Hillsboro

Bobby J. Griggs, Jr.

1992-93

Overton

Rayburn Hall

1993-94

Stratford

Reginald Grimes

1994-95

Hunters Lane

Jason Hamilton

1994-95

Overton

Jahi J. Henley

1995-96

Hunters Lane

Adam L. Kibler

1995-96

McGavock

Maurice Fitzgerald

1996-97

Pearl-Cohn

Nate Daniel

1997-98

Overton

Leonard Mays

1998-99

Maplewood

C. J. Johnson

1999-00

Glencliff

Brandon Lee Curry

2000-01

Hunters Lane

Timothy Gray

2001-02

Hillsboro

Jacob Coleman

2002-03

Overton

Jonathan Hathaway

2003-04

Pearl-Cohn

Brenard K. Wilson II

2004-05

Hunters Lane

Jared C. Clodfelter

2005-06

Hillwood

Jamie D. Graham

2006-07

Whites Creek

Marquez D. Cantrell

2007-08

Hunters Lane

Bryan John Hartzell

2008-09

Overton

James R. Stone

2009-10

Maplewood

Andrew C. Montgomery

2010-11

Overton

Dustin M. Binkley

2011-12

Maplewood

Jeffrey Brandon Orr

2012-13

Overton

Kevin D. Scott

2013-14

Overton

Ke’shawn L. Vaughn

2014-15

Pearl-Cohn

Devarius Quantez Cortner

2015-16

East Nashville

D.J. Thorpe

2016-17

Cane Ridge

Brian Darnell Thompson

2017-18

East Nashville

Jospeph Honeysucker

2018-19

Hillsboro

David Wesley Schilling

2019-20

MLK/Pearl Cohn

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