BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The College Football Playoff Foundation is once again partnering with the Southeastern Conference to recognize teachers through the CFP Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers platform this season.
The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes from eight different sports who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each of the educators will be honored through a testimonial by the respective student-athlete which will air on SEC Nation, the SEC Network's traveling pregame show, during the college football regular season. The student-athlete video tributes will also be featured weekly on social media and SECNetwork.com.
In addition, the elementary, middle and high schools being recognized as part of the program will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and the SEC to use towards the purchase of classroom supplies and materials through Donorschoose.org.
The 2019-20 participants are listed below.
|Alabama||Elissa Brown||Softball||Rosa Stokes||Elmore County High School|
|Arkansas||Carly Holland||Swimming & Diving||Julie Kramer||Washington Junior High|
|Auburn||Jacob Quattlebaum||Football||Nick Ciuzio||Enterprise High School|
|Florida||Freddie Swain||Football||Elaine Smith|
(currently at Evergreen Elementary)
|North Marion High School|
|Georgia||Jake Fromm||Football||Jamie Stewart|
(currently at Perry High School)
|Perry High School|
|Kentucky||Zach Norris||Men's Golf||Heather Madden||Jackson County High School|
|LSU||Javonte Smart||Men's Basketball||Amy King||Howell Park Elementary|
|Ole Miss||Caleb Warren||Football||Betty Luke||Nanih Waiya High School|
|Mississippi State||Hayden Oswalt||Women's Soccer||Whitney McBeth Rollins|
(currently at Sumrall HS)
|Clinton High School|
|Missouri||Jordan Roundtree||Women's Basketball||Romona Miller||Kirkwood High School|
|South Carolina||Bryan Edwards||Football||Claudine Scholfield||Conway High School|
|Tennessee||Cailin Hannon||Softball||Jennifer Beasley & Shelley Stice||Centennial High School|
|Texas A&M||Celine Markert||Women's Track & Field||Jay Quinney|
(currently at Yoakum Junior High)
|Yoakum High School|
|Vanderbilt||Jayden Harrison||Football||Katherine Bell||Pearl - Cohn Entertainment|
Magnet High School
"Our partnership with the SEC has been simply outstanding in our efforts to support teachers and celebrate their important roles with their students," said CFP Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky. "The SEC Network helps tell their stories and bring them to life. We are so appreciative of the support the SEC and its 14 member schools give on behalf of teachers."