Students represent NYG at Punt, Pass and Kick Finals

Posted Jan 9, 2013

Students Joshua O’Neill & Rebecca Golderman to represent Giants in Punt, Pass, and Kick Finals

Students Joshua O’Neill (Boys 10-11) and Rebecca Golderman (Girls 14-15) will represent the Giants in the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Finals on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Atlanta during the weekend of the NFL Divisional Playoffs. A special on-field award presentation will air during the Atlanta Falcons-Seattle Seahawks NFC Divisional Playoff Sunday, Jan. 13 on FOX. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.

Forty finalists from across the county will compete separately in five age divisions at the Falcons’ team facility with the top scorer in each group crowned national champion. All participants launch two punts, two passes and two kicks with scores based on distance and accuracy (in feet). The best score from each activity is tabulated to determine the athlete’s total. All youngsters advanced to the national finals through local, sectional and team championship competitions held throughout the NFL regular season. The top four scorers in each age group from across the country qualified as national finalists.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, which began in 1961, is celebrating its 51st anniversary. It is the nation’s largest grassroots sports skills competition. NFL stars – including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks TROY AIKMAN and DAN MARINO – competed in the Punt, Pass & Kick program as youngsters.

All participants and their guest are provided airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the Falcons-Seahawks NFC Divisional Playoff.

Finalists along with hometown and the NFL team that hosted their regional competition:

Boys 6-7
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Matiwos Rumley -- Hebron, Conn. -- New England Patriots
Omar Zachery -- Lawrenceville, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons
Parker Gwyn -- Lafayette, La. -- New Orleans Saints
Colten Sell -- Woodland Park, Colo. -- Denver Broncos

Girls 6-7
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Ava Reuter -- Chippewa Falls, Wisc. -- Green Bay Packers
D’Mya Hill -- Lubbock, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys
Hayden Kurtz -- Peculiar, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs
Ava Stanchina -- Northfield, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings

Boys 8-9
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Tyler Jenson -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- Arizona Cardinals
Jaxxon Warren -- Flower Mound, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys
John Latimer -- Orlando, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nicholas Dunlap -- Birmingham, Ala. -- Tennessee Titans

Girls 8-9
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Jayla Medeiros -- Kealakekua, Hawaii -- San Diego Chargers
Alayna Suprenand -- Fond du Lac, Wisc. -- Green Bay Packers
Breanna Norris -- Boise, Idaho -- Seattle Seahawks
Julia Kreutner -- Brandon, S.D. -- Minnesota Vikings

Boys 10-11
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Joshua O’Neill -- Nutley, N.J. -- New York Giants
Mason Falslev -- Benson, Utah -- Denver Broncos
Garrett Shumski -- Mankato, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings
Will Reichard -- Hoover, Ala. -- Atlanta Falcons

Girls 10-11
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Madison Bradley -- Haddonfield, N.J. -- Philadelphia Eagles
Sophia Saucerman -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts
L. Jalissa Briggs -- Orem, Utah -- Denver Broncos
Eryn Puett -- Columbia, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams

Boys 12-13
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Kolbe Muray -- Malta, Mont. -- Denver Broncos
Andrew Johns -- Buford, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons
Garrett Elder -- Leesburg, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts
Jack Noffke -- New London, Wisc. -- Green Bay Packers

Girls 12-13
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Alisa Fallon -- Des Plaines, Ill. -- Chicago Bears
Kaylee Carlsen -- North Logan, Utah -- Denver Broncos
Madison Kandel -- Killbuck, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns
Kristina Lynch -- Granger, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts

Boys 14-15
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Bridger Beus -- Garland, Utah -- Denver Broncos
Matthew Talsky -- Florence, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers
Jay Small -- Hinton, Iowa -- Minnesota Vikings
Grant Steinborn -- Flushing, Mich. -- Detroit Lions

Girls 14-15
Name -- Hometown -- NFL team representing
Sydney Palmer -- Pierre, S.D. -- Minnesota Vikings
Kayla Kline -- Mifflinburg, Pa. -- Philadelphia Eagles
Lalelei Mata’afa -- Lahaina, Hawaii -- San Diego Chargers
Rebecca Golderman -- Albany, N.Y. -- New York Giants

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is part of NFL Youth Football, which provides ways for children to play, watch and experience the game of football. For more information, visit For other NFL PLAY 60 youth programs, visit

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