KIRKLAND, WASH. - Twelve high school football players from around the state of Washington will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana for the National Football League High School Player Development (HSPD) 7-On-7 National Tournament Championships on July 10-13.
12 of the top high school football players in the State of Washington will represent the Seattle Seahawks as they compete against 15 teams from NFL markets across the country. The Seahawks will cover team expenses for airfare, hotel, food and transportation.
All of the student-athletes selected to represent the Seattle Seahawks completed the NFL's Character Development and life skills sessions during the spring of 2008. The NFL's nationwide HSPD program focuses on character development and specific skill training and provides participants with a curriculum that focuses on inspiring excellence in the classroom, community, and on the playing field.
The 2008 National 7-On-7 Tournament will take place at the New Orleans Saints training facility. Teams will advance to the championship game through a series of round-robin competitions.
The Seahawks team will be coached by Skyline's Chad Barrett and Mat Taylor.
Seattle Seahawks Seahawks 7-on-7 Team Roster:
D'Mario Carter, LB/RB, Kennedy High School
William Chandler, WR/DB, Skyline High School
Grant Gellatly, DB/RB, Issaquah High School
Jake Heaps, QB, Skyline High School
Jake Knecht, WR/DB, Skyline High School
Casey Locker, S/QB, Ferndale High School
Kirby Moore, DB/WR, Prosser High School
Gino Simone, WR/DB, Skyline High School
Nathan Tonani, LB/FB, Ferris High School
Nolan Washington, DB/QB, Kennedy High School
Tre Watson, DB/RB, Kennedy High School
Kasen Williams, WR, Skyline High School
For more information on the tournament please visit www.nflyouthpd.com.