Rules


Rules and Regulations

The Mr. PA Football Awards will be presented on February 11th to the best high school football players in Pennsylvania.  There will be two awards presented; one for the Small School Mr. Pennsylvania which will consist of class 1A, 2A, and 3A players, and one for the Big School Mr. Pennsylvania which will consist of class 4A, 5A, and 6A players.  The players will be chosen by football fans, sportswriters/ sportscasters, and coaches from around the state.  Fans will be able to nominate and vote for their favorite players, and the media panel from major media markets as well as coaches from across the state will be nominating and voting for the outstanding players.  The fans, the media, and the coaches will each represent 1/3 of the vote.

There are some changes this year.  First, new classifications have been established by the PIAA and as a result Mr. PA Football will now classify the Small School Award as 1A-3A, and the Big School Award as 4A-6A.  Secondly, in addition to the Mr. PA Football Award this year, we will also open a separate category of nominations for the Mr. PA Football Lineman Awards.  The nomination list for the Lineman Awards will be acquired from the nominations for Mr. PA Football.  The Lineman Awards will use the same new classifications as Mr. PA Football.  The voting for each round and the winners will be chosen by a selection panel.  The selection panel is comprised of media members as well as coaches.  The Mr. PA Football Lineman Award winners will be announced on January 21, 2017.  The awards will be presented at the banquet on Saturday, February 11th, to the Small School winner which will consist of class 1A, 2A, and 3A players, and the Big School winner which will consist of class 4A, 5A, and 6A players.

The nomination process is open to all high school football players in Pennsylvania.  Players will be nominated by fans, media, and coaches via web site voting.  The votes will be tabulated and the results will be posted on the web site after each timeline listed.  The eligibility regulations and the timeline for the Mr. PA Football Awards voting are listed below.  The following will be the selection process timeline:

Mr. PA Football

All positions are eligible for nominations.

Oct. 21    Nominations Open; Dec. 02 Nominations Close

Dec. 03    Tremendous Twenty-Five Open; Dec. 20 Tremendous Twenty-Five Close

Dec. 21    Terrific Ten Open; Jan. 05 Terrific Ten Close

Jan. 06     Finalists Open; Jan. 20 Finalists Close

Jan. 21    Winners Open; Feb. 06 Winners Close

*note: Voting for the next round will start after the results are published from the previous round.

The eligibility regulations and the timeline for the Mr. PA Football Lineman Awards voting are listed below.  The following will be the selection process timeline:

Mr. PA Football Lineman

Any interior lineman who plays Offensive Center, Guard or Tackle; Defensive Nose Guard, Tackle or End are eligible for nomination.

Oct. 21    Nominations Open; Dec. 02 Nominations Close

Dec. 03    Terrific Ten Open; Dec. 20 Terrific Ten Close

Dec. 21    Finalists Open; Jan. 05 Finalists Close

Jan. 06     Winners Open; Jan. 20 Winners Close

Jan. 21     Winners Announced

*note: Voting for the next round will start after the results are published from the previous round.