The National Football Foundation Oregon Chapter annually recognizes the top senior scholar-athletes in the state. Finalists are chosen from the football scholar-athlete nominees and ranked on a point-scale based on athletic accomplishments, academic achievement, and leadership activity.


This year, the NFF finalists include one lineman/one back from the 6A/5A combined divisions and one lineman/one back from the 4A/3A/2A/1A combined divisions. Thank you for all of the nominations, congratulations to all of the nominees on a great 2018 season, and a special congratulations to our finalists below-


Fall 2018 NFF Scholar-Athlete Finalists


  • 6A/5A Lineman- Talati Polamalu- Sandy H.S.
  • 6A/5A Back- Kyle Dernedde- Tualatin H.S.
  • 4A-1A Lineman- Zachary Brentano- St. Paul H.S.
  • 4A-1A Back- Justin Herberger- St. Paul H.S.