Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 5:34 PM CDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - WAFB’s Warrick Dunn Banquet to present the Sportsline Friday Nite Player of the Year returned Wednesday, April 13, after missing the 2021 in-person gathering due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The former NFL star from Catholic High and Florida State returned to Baton Rouge and present his trophy to one of nine WD Award Finalists.
Class 3A All-State quarterback Zeon Chriss from Madison Prep has been named the first of nine finalists for the 2021 Warrick Dunn Award.
Prior to the 2022 banquet, WAFB had honored 14 winners and 126 finalists since creating the award for the 2007 season, which was presented to former Lutcher Bulldog, UL-Lafayette quarterback, and LSU analyst Blaine Gautier.
Other Warrick Dunn Award winners include NFL Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins from Alabama and Dutchtown, former NFL and LSU running back Terrence Magee from Franklinton, former NFL and LSU linebacker Kendall Beckwith from East Feliciana, other former Tigers Nick Brossette and Lindsey Scott from U-High and Zachary, plus current Tiger defensive lineman Sai’vion Jones from St. James.