Miami, FL – The Miami Dolphins announced their PlayFootball Week 1 award winners in a program designed to celebrate youth football in South Florida. For each home game, the Dolphins will identify a high school coach of the week, high school player of the week, youth player of the week and team mom of the week. Award recipients will receive tickets to a Dolphins home game, be presented with a plaque on the field at Hard Rock Stadium and receive acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins’ social media platforms. The Dolphins also will recognize a team of the week who will be on field during the national anthem.
The program concludes at the Dolphins-Jaguars game where the Dolphins will honor yearly award winners in all categories with the exception of the team of the year.
Week 1 Winners
High School Coach of the Week: Dave Coleman from Piper High School. Coleman and his team began the season with a huge upset over perennial Dade powerhouse Miami Norland, winning the game 24-21.
High School Player of the Week: Nay’Quan Wright from Miami Carol City High School. The senior running back rushed for 163 yards on 22 carries and scored an 80-yard touchdown run on the second snap of the game. Wright’s performance helped the Chiefs cruise to a 34-14 win over the two-time defending state champions American Heritage Plantation. He also was the 2016 Miami Dolphins High School Player of the Year.
Youth Player of the Week: Keymari Robiou from the Miami Shore Spartans 11U of the Miami Xtreme Football League. Robiou, a running back and linebacker, had 10 carries for 112 yards and one touchdown and added 10 tackles as the Spartans defeated the Kendall Hammock Warriors 14-6.
Team Mom of the Week: Brenda Aldana from the West Miramar Patriots 13U of the Miami Xtreme Football League. Aldana is a second year team mom and this year assisted the Patriots rebuild to four weight classes. A realtor by trade, Aldana, used her real estate marketing expertise to help market the league via social media and distributed flyers door to door. Her team truly sees her as the Patriots’ most valuable mom and believe she is irreplaceable.
Team of the Week: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High School - The Miami Dolphins were proud to honor the Stoneman Douglas football team as their team of the week at their home opener vs. the Titans in a continuing effort to support the Stoneman Douglas community and provide solace through sports following the February 14th school shooting.
The Junior Dolphins program encourages youth players and coaches to learn, teach and play football in a fun and safe environment. The Junior Dolphins program is designed to give kids access to learn the fundamentals of football using the NFL’s top resources. To grow the game, the Junior Dolphins program will work to educate coaches, parents and youth on the health and safety of football with a strong emphasis on character development. Junior Dolphins is building the next generation of Dolphins Fans.
|HS Coach of the Week||HS Player of the Week||Youth Player of the Week||Team Mom of the Week||Team of the Week|
|Week 1||Dave Coleman - Piper HS||Nay'Quan Wright - Carol City||Keymari Robiou - Miami Xtreme 11U||Brenda Aldana - Miami Xtreme 13U||Marjory Stoneman Douglas|