Packers finalist Jack Noffke qualifies for NFL Punt, Pass and Kick national finals

Wisconsinite to be spotlighted with all 40 champions who will compete Saturday prior to game between Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans

Forty young athletes from across the United States will compete in the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Championships on Saturday, Jan. 2, in Indianapolis.

The Green Bay Packers' representative, Jack Noffke from New London, Wis., will be competing after winning his age division in the Packers' team championship competition, Dec. 13, in the Don Hutson Center.

Beginning at 5 p.m. inside the Indianapolis Colts practice facility, finalists will compete separately in five age divisions 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 championships 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 53rd anniversary. It is one of the nation's largest grassroots sports skills competitions. NFL stars – including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks TROY AIKMAN and DAN MARINO – competed in the Punt, Pass & Kick program as youngsters.

"USA Football is pleased to manage the Punt, Pass & Kick program," USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK said. USA Football is the sport's national governing body and the official youth development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. "This fun football competition rooted in fundamental skills continues to capture the imagination of young athletes, boys and girls alike. We congratulate our national finalists and look forward to an exciting weekend in Indianapolis."

All participants and their guests are provided airfare, hotel accommodations and tickets to the Sunday, Jan. 3, game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. Champions will be recognized between the third and fourth quarters as well as at www.nflppk.com.

Finalists are listed along with the NFL team that hosted their regional competition:

Boys 6-7

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Kyle Mitchell Jr.

Rochester, N.Y.

Buffalo Bills

Abuchi Mekaowulu

Allen, Texas

Dallas Cowboys

Paxton Genola

Clinton, Miss.

New Orleans Saints

Wyatt Shearer

Huntington, Ind.

Indianapolis Colts

Girls 6-7

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Chloe Gonzales

Yuba City, Calif.

Oakland Raiders

McKenna Knotts

Bridgeport, W.Va.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bailey Williams

Mesa, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals

Quinn Zerjal

Fairview Heights, Ill.

St. Louis Rams

Boys 8-9

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Aiden Early

Greece, N.Y.

Buffalo Bills

Zac Niekamp

Willowick, Ohio

Cleveland Browns

Jonathan Petermann

Sleepy Eye, Minn.

Minnesota Vikings

Brock Diano

Walnut Creek, Calif.

Oakland Raiders

Girls 8-9

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Abbi Holder

Lubbock, Texas

Dallas Cowboys

Paige Scheinberg

Cockeysville, Md.

Baltimore Ravens

Kadyn Camper

Christianburg, Va.

Washington Redskins

Addie Morris

Columbia, Mo.

St. Louis Rams

Boys 10-11

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Kaleb Brown

Powell, Wyo.

Denver Broncos

Jack Hamm

Middletown, Del.

Philadelphia Eagles

Luke Adams

Hinsdale, Ill.

Chicago Bears

Jaxxon Warren

Flower Mound, Texas

Dallas Cowboys

Girls 10-11

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Mya Sanchez

Turlock, Calif.

San Francisco 49ers

Camryn Woods

Bettendorf, Iowa

Chicago Bears

Cadeshia Collins

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Tennessee Titans

Emily Oki

Willard, Utah

Denver Broncos

Boys 12-13

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Tanner Oldag

El Campo, Texas

Houston Texans

Seth Chick

Bukeye, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals

Casey Canonica

Tacoma, Wash.

Seattle Seahawks

Caleb Nuzzo

Bradford, Pa.

Buffalo Bills

Girls 12-13

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Kacie Quick

Bloomington, Ill.

Chicago Bears

Jayla Medeiros

Kealakekua, Hawaii

San Diego Chargers

Kaylee Seitzer

Bondurant, Iowa

Kansas City Chiefs

Katie Sue Rahilly

Newberry, Mich.

Detroit Lions

Boys 14-15

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Jack Noffke

New London, Wis.

*Green Bay Packers       *

Cash Peterman

Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals

Elias Espinoza

Pueblo, Colo.

Denver Broncos

George Triplett

Elkins, W.Va.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Girls 14-15

*Name              *

Hometown

NFL team representing

Molly Saylor

South Park, Pa.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Arielle Sargent

Stilwell, Kan.

Kansas City Chiefs

Calla Haldorson

Hamilton, Mont.

Seattle Seahawks

Hannah Doty

Milan, Ill.

Chicago Bears

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