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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  • Falcons Participate in Rally on the Runway

    Posted May 8, 2017

    Vic Beasley served as the honorary chair for the eighth annual Rally on the Runway. A few other players joined in on the fun. The event benefits the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.

  • Falcons Visit I-85 Bridge Firefighters

    Posted May 3, 2017

    Several Atlanta Falcons players surprised Atlanta firefighters who worked to battle the I-85 fire last month. The players visited three stations to serve dinner and spend the afternoon with the local heroes.

  • DiMarco Gives Kids Holiday Shopping Spree

    Posted Dec 14, 2016

    FB Patrick DiMarco provided 16 deserving children with a holiday shopping spree. T Ryan Schraeder, C Alex Mack and G Ben Garland joined in on the fun.

  • Falcons, Mattress Firm host Bows & Pros for Foster Children

    Posted Dec 13, 2016

    The Atlanta Falcons and Mattress Firm provided gifts to foster children throughout Georgia. Children were treated to a special holiday evening with the Atlanta Falcons including Santa's Workshop and a Holiday Feast.