The Captain in the Community presented by Ford program recognizes outstanding varsity high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field. This program encourages these student-athletes to continue to be leaders in their communities.
Each high school football season, the Falcons honor 10 varsity football student-athletes who excel on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. The winners are selected by members of the USA Football staff. In order to be considered a Falcons Captain in the Community presented by Ford, the student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- 3.0 or higher grade point average
- Voluntary community service record (i.e. camp instructor, participation in school food drive/toys for tots program, mission trips, visits to nursing homes/hospitals, involvement with Boys & Girls Club/YMCA programs or other service projects.)
All Captains in the Community presented by Ford are listed on atlantafalcons.com/community and their school receives a $1,000 grant in the student-athlete’s name to support future community initiatives.
- Chidi Okonya, Defensive End/Tight End at Riverdale High School in Riverdale, GA.
- Clay Cabrera, kicker/punter at the H.V. Jenkins High School in Savannah, GA.
- Arrington Farrar, a free safety at the Woodward Academy in College Park, GA.
- Charlie Trense, a middle linebacker and offensive tackle at the Westminster School in Atlanta, GA.
- Andy Ni, a linebacker and fullback at Islands High School in Savannah, GA.
- Stevie Powers, a quarterback at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, GA.
- Samuel Brown, an outside linebacker from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, GA.
- Jamal Wise, a linebacker for Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA.
- Will Pearson, an Offensive/Defensive Lineman for Marist High School in Atlanta, GA.
- Qwantayvious Stiggers, an Outside Linebacker/Wide Receiver for B.E.S.T. Academy High School in Atlanta, GA.
- Robby Allison, an Offensive Tackle/Defensive End for Dublin High School in East Dublin, GA.
- Zachary Taisler, a linebacker for Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA.
- Daniel McCrary, a quarterback at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega, GA
- Wade Whitley, an offensive and defensive tackle at Atkinson County High School in Pearson, GA
- Brackin Smith, an offensive and defensive lineman at North Oconee High School in Bogart, GA
- A.J. Wells, a kicker and punter at Marion County High School in Buena Vista, GA
- Michael Santamaria, a kicker, quarterback and punter at Athens Academy in Athens, GA
- Adam Riley, a cornerback, receiver, and kick/punt returner at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, GA
- Jacob Gross, a middle linebacker, tight end and fullback at Upson-Lee High School in Thomaston, GA
- Seth Short, a quarterback and punter at Flint River Academy in Woodbury, GA
- Jocques Ross, a wide receiver at Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, GA
- Israel Strickland, an inside linebacker at Douglas County High School in Douglasville, GA
- Adrian Morris, a CB/WR at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA
- David Greene, a LB at Central Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA
- Rhett Delk, a TE/LB at Wesleyan School in Norcross, GA
- Carlton Dixon, a center at Forest Park High School in Forest Park, GA
- Trent Earl, a quarterback at Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, GA
- Kyle Wilkerson, a center at Duluth High School in Duluth, GA
- Kaleb King, a defensive back at Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnell Hill, GA
- Chandler Bridges, an offensive tackle at Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, GA
- Keshun Freeman, a defensive end and tight end at Callaway High School in Hogansville, GA
- Tsali Bentley, a quarterback at Union County High School in Blairsville, GA
- Malachi Singleton, a nose guard at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA
- Tyler Teknipp, a quarterback/safety/punter at Eagle’s Landing High School in McDonough, GA
- Chris Bier, a tight end/linebacker at Forsyth Central in Cumming, GA
- Nicholas Rea, a defensive end at Duluth High School in Duluth, GA
- Trent Van Pelt, an offensive/defensive lineman at Fellowship Christian High School in Roswell, GA
- Blake Roberts, a running back/cornerback at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA
- Jahkeem Forrester, an offensive tackle at Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, GA
- Joseph Scelfo, an offensive lineman at North Oconee High School in Bogart, GA
- Jay Dawahare, a quarterback at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, GA
- Cameron Sutton, a wide receiver/cornerback at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, GA