2018 Banquet Adult Award Honorees
Rear Admiral Jimmie W. Taylor (UN Ret.) received the Fred Russell Distinguished American Award. This is our chapter’s highest award. Presenting the award (from left) is NFF board member Ray Thomas, Lee Brown (Mr. Russell's sister) and NFF chapter president John Major.
Rudy Kalis recently retired from WSMV-TV after 43 years covering sports in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. He was presented with the “Roy Kramer Contribution to Football Award” by NFF board members Clint Satterfield (left) and George Plaster.
The 2018 Art Demmas Outstanding Official Award honoree was Bill Marbet, who has officiated our great game primarily as a linesman for 44 years. Marbet has worked four TSSAA state championship games (1990, 1998, 2005 and 2007).
In addition to the four state championship games, Marbet has worked eight state semifinal games and a combined total of 70 first, second and third round playoff games during his career.
His post-season totals also include 10 high school bowl games, and three all-star games (Tennessee – Kentucky, Georgia – Florida and East-West Shrine game).
A resident of Columbia, Tenn,serves on several associations, including being the Executive Director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association.
Presenting the award were NFF board members Junior Ward (left) and Dewayne Alexander (right).