MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Bradley Central’s Austin Sanders was selected as the Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year on Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

Sanders, a 6-5, 295-pound senior, was the only Chattanooga-area player to win an award at the Mr. Football  ceremony.

Howard’s Brandon Walters (Class AA) and Boyd-Buchanan’s Malik Brewer (Class A) were also Lineman of the Year finalists. Baylor’s Rafael Gaglianone was a finalist for the Division II-AA Kicker of the Year award, along with South Pittsburg senior Demetric Johnson, a finalist for Class A Back of the Year. 

Sanders, a four-start recruit on, committed to Tennessee last winter.