78th Class of Finalists for the Metro Nashville William E. Hume nominees announced

The class of 2021 Hume Award Finalists Announced

Left -Hillsboro IB World High School, Executive Principle, Dr. Shuler Pelham; Center – Joseph Honeysucker, 75th Hume Awardee; Right – Head Football Coach of HHS, Maurice Fitzgerald.

The 78th William E. Hume Award Finalist class of 2021 was recently announced by Metro Nashville Public Schools. The Hume Award recognizes the most outstanding scholar-athlete who is a senior football player in a Metro School. The Hume Award is the oldest scholar-athlete award given to a  Middle Tennessee senior athlete.

Athletes are nominated by their respective schools based on the following characteristics: academic success, football ability, and value to the team. To be nominated by one’s school is a huge honor, to be chosen as one of the top 5 scholar-athletes in the MNPS school district speaks not just to the students’ success but to the success as a school and a family.

While attending a football game at West High School, Mr. William E. Hume, a prominent Nashville attorney and Chairman 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. Until 1965, the Hume award was presented only to city schools which included Howard, West, East, Pearl, Hume Fogg, North, and Cohn High Schools. Following the incorporation of all of Davidson County in 1964, the Hume award was expanded to include all of Davidson County’s high schools.

Each year,  every MNPS high school with a football team nominates one scholar-athlete. These nominees are reviewed by a committee composed of school administrators, football officials, and area sportswriters. Five finalists are chosen to represent that year’s class and the winning player and school are named at a banquet sponsored by one of Nashville’s civic clubs. Each year the award is presented by either the Civitan Club, the Kiwanis Club or the Rotary Club.

The original trophy has each winner’s name engraved on it and is presented to the winning school for the duration of the school year and a new winner is named.

 

 

 2021 – 2022  WILLIAM E. HUME AWARD NOMINEES

Reigar Tovi          Ian Marshall, Head Football Coach                      Executive Principal. Dr. Clarissa Zellars. Antioch High School


Eric Keith Gaston         Eddie Woods, Head Football Coach    

Executive Principal, Michel Sanchez, Cane Ridge High School


Amarion Martiese Ford          Jamaal Stewart, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. Jamie Jenkins, East Nashville High School


James Breeden          Leland Passen, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Clint Wilson, Glencliff High School


 Devin B. Bester          Anthony Brown, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. (Andrew) Shuler Pelham, Hillsboro High School


McAlens LeGrand          Thomas L Moore, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. Stephen Sheaffer, Hillwood High School


Patrick Tyrese Williams          William Thomas, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. Susan Kessler, Hunters Lane High School


Donald Trotter          Erik Davis, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. Sonya Brooks, Maplewood High School


Jaylen Alan Crosslin-Jones          Fredrick Burnette, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Angela Bailey, McGavock High School


Jacob Lawrence Dalrymple-Boyd          Arcentae Broome, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Dr. Jill Pittman, Overton High School


Justin Michael Vila          Tony Brunetti

Executive Principal, Dr. Miriam Harrington Pearl Cohn High School

Executive Principal, Dr. Angela McShepard-Ray, Marting Luther King Magnet


Joe Wayne Evans         Thomas Porter, Head Football Coach

Executive Principal, Michael Steele, Stratford High School


Benjermin Drake          William Darnell

Executive Principal, Dr. Brian Mells, Whites Creek High School

By the Numbers:

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 5….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 1944 – 2020

Name of Student

School Year

School Name

Iven Dayton, Jr.

2020-21

Pearl Cohn

David Wesley Schilling

2019-20

MLK/Pearl Cohn

Joseph Honeysucker

2018-19

Hillsboro

Brian Darnell Thompson

2017-18

East Nashville

D.J. Thorpe

2016-17

Cane Ridge

Devarius Quantez Cortner

2015-16

East Nashville

Ke’shawn L. Vaughn

2014-15

Pearl-Cohn

Kevin D. Scott

2013-14

Overton

Jeffrey Brandon Orr

2012-13

Overton

Dustin M. Binkley

2011-12

Maplewood

Andrew C. Montgomery

2010-11

Overton

James R. Stone

2009-10

Maplewood

Bryan John Hartzell

2008-09

Overton

Marquez D. Cantrell

2007-08

Hunters Lane

Jamie D. Graham

2006-07

Whites Creek

Jared C. Clodfelter

2005-06

Hillwood

Brenard K. Wilson

2004-05

Hunters Lane

Jonathan Hathaway

2003-04

Pearl-Cohn

Jacob Coleman

2002-03

Overton

Timothy Gray

2001-02

Hillsboro

Maurice Fitzgerald

1996-97

Pearl-Cohn

Adam L. Kibler

1995-96

McGavock

Jahi J. Henley

1995-96

Hunters Lane

Jason Hamilton

1994-95

Overton

Reginald Grimes

1994-95

Hunters Lane

Rayburn Hall

1993-94

Stratford

Bobby J. Griggs, Jr.

1992-93

Overton

David Lee Parker

1991-92

Hillsboro

Michael Jason Pettus

1990-91

Hillwood

Rodney Burford

1989-90

Hunters Lane

Bryan Link

1988-89

Hillwood

Bryan Link

1987-88

Hillwood

Tracy A. Majors

1987-88

Glencliff

Michael Craig Dunn

1986-87

Antioch

Rusty Cole

1985-86

Stratford

Ronald Robinson

1984-85

Stratford

Keith Victory

1983-84

Overton

Kevin Kalen

1982-83

McGavock

Mike Beckham

1981-82

Overton

Jeff Spain

1980-81

Glencliff

Gary Kimball

1979-80

Overton

Chris Kennedy

1978-79

Overton

Terry Corn

1977-78

Overton

E. J. Junior

1976-77

Maplewood

Tony Glover

1975-76

Antioch

Jack Chandler

1974-75

Overton

James Threalkill

1973-74

East

Brice Shelton

1972-73

Antioch

Richard Clippard

1971-72

Hillwood

Mike Winchester

1970-71

Madison

David Campbell

1969-70

Maplewood

Homer Stinson

1968-69

Cohn

Jackie Carver

1967-68

East

Stuart Byrom

1966-67

Litton

Alex Beavers

1965-66

Madison

Eddie Niebruegge

1964-65

Goodlettsville

Richard McAbee

1963-64

Howard

Sam O’Neal

1962-63

East

Danny Hale

1961-62

North

Kenneth Goad

1960-61

East

Billy Whittaker

1959-60

North

Raymond Mitchell

1958-59

Howard

Charles Rice

1957-58

West

Thomas E. Wells

1956-57

Cohn

Thurman Leo Smith

1955-56

Cohn

Billy Smith

1954-55

East

Ralph M. Greenbaum

1953-54

West

Don Rucker

1952-53

Cohn

Don Rucker

1951-52

Cohn

Odell Binkley

1950-51

North

Roy Herald

1949-50

Howard

Dale Beck

1948-49

Howard

Dale Beck

1947-48

Howard

Billy Lawrence

1946-47

West

J. B. Proctor

1945-46

Cohn

Eddie Lawrence

1944-45

West