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 and  their school receives a $1,000 grant in the student-athlete’s name to support future community initiatives.

2014 Winners:

2013 Winners:

2012 Winners:

  • 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

2011 Winners:

  • 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
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  • PHOTOS: Falcons read to fifth graders

    Posted Mar 8, 2018

    Falcons players surprised a class of fifth grade students on Read Across Georgia day. The guys helped the kids pick out books, read to the class, played games and gave out ice cream sandwiches.

  • Falcons surprise 100 students with winter wonderland

    Posted Dec 15, 2017

    The Atlanta Falcons second annual Bows and Pros presented by Mattress Firm took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last Wednesday. The Atlanta Falcons surprised 100 Atlanta Public School students with a winter wonderland.

  • Falcons hit the sticks with military personnel

    Posted Nov 7, 2017

    The Falcons hosted military personnel at Falcons HQ to play video games with Falcons players and virtually with soldiers currently serving overseas. The event was part of Salute to Service week, presented by Zaxby's.

  • Falcons Host Salute to Service HS Football Game

    Posted Nov 6, 2017

    The Falcons hosted a Salute to Service game, presented by Zaxby's, at the Grovetown High School home game against Lakeside. Grovetown High School football players will be surprised with the jerseys moments prior to kickoff.