Miami Dolphins Announce PlayFootball End of Year Award Winners

December 26, 2018

Miami Dolphins Announce PlayFootball End of Year Award Winners


Miami Gardens, FL – The Miami Dolphins announced their PlayFootball end of the year award winners in a program designed to celebrate youth football in South Florida.  Winners included a high school coach of the year, high school player of the year and team mom of the year.


Each award recipient received tickets to the Dec. 23 Dolphins home game at Hard Rock Stadium against the Jacksonville Jaguars, were presented with a plaque on the field and received acknowledgement of their accomplishment in the game program and through the Dolphins’ social media platforms.


• High School Coach of the Year: Aaron Feis from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Feis, who tragically lost his life protecting students during a mass shooting on February 14th, is the Dolphins 2018 George F. Smith High School Coach of the Year. The Dolphins posthumously honored Aaron along with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Arielle, on the field during their home opener against the Tennessee Titans.


Feis is now a nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, which honors high school football coaches that demonstrate the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula. The winner will be announced at the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando.


• High School Player of the Year: Malcolm Ray from Miami Carol City Senior High School. Ray is one of Florida’s standout defensive football players in 2018. With his 28 solo tackles, 15 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 2 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery, Ray helped led his team to a national ranking and committed to the University of South Florida.


• Team Mom of the Year: Eida Rodriguez from the Kendall Hammock Warrior 10U of the Miami Xtreme Football League. Rodriguez has been a rock for her team for several years, but recently, she further demonstrated her willingness to give when her mother lost her battle with cancer. Rodriguez continued to orchestrate the team from hospitals and her mother’s bedside to ensure the team had everything they needed. By witnessing Rodriguez’s unrelenting love for her family, the Kendall Warriors 10U team saw the meaning of family, team, and love and dedicated their season to Rodriguez’s mother.


The Junior Dolphins program encourages youth players and coaches to learn, teach and play football in a fun and safe environment. The Junior Dolphins program is designed to give kids access to learn the fundamentals of football using the NFL’s top resources. To grow the game, the Junior Dolphins program will work to educate coaches, parents and youth on the health and safety of football with a strong emphasis on character development. Junior Dolphins is building the next generation of Dolphins Fans.


2018 Miami Dolphins PlayFootball Weekly Winners


HS Coach of the Week

HS Player of the Week

Youth Player of the Week

Team Mom of the Week

Team of the Week

Week 1

Dave Coleman

Piper HS

Nay’Quan Wright Miami Carol City

Keymari Robiou

Miami Xtreme 11U

Brenda Aldana

Miami Xtreme 13U

Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Week 3

Nate Hudson

South Dade HS

Nik Scalzo

Cardinal Gibbons HS

Jamarie Hostzclaw

Weston Warriors

Laurie Richardson

Boca Braves Peewee

South Miami Senior HS

Week 6

Brian Coe

Santaluces Community HS

Jaylan Knighton Jr. Deerfield Beach HS

Termain Sherman

Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes Super Peewees

Consuelo Lewis

Pompano Chiefs

Suncoast Community HS

Week 7

Benedict Hyppolite

Miami Carol City HS

Anthony Solomon

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Jose Leon Jr.

Tamiami Colts

Maria Leon

Tamiami Colts Peewees

Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. HS

Week 9

Matt DuBuc

Cardinal Gibbons HS

Tyler Larco

Miami Palmetto HS

Dereion Darby

Delray Rocks 9U

Brooke Walker

Pembroke Pines Optimist Bengals

Dillard HS

Week 13

Roland Smith

Miami Central Sr. HS

Lexington Joseph

Miami Central Sr. HS

Malachi Keels

South Miami Grey Ghosts

Eida Rodriguez

Kendall Hammock Warriors 10U


Week 14

Max Edwards

Miami Northwestern HS

Henry Parrish

Columbus HS


Karen Jackson

Miami PAL Chiefs 13U

Archbishop McCarthy HS

End of the Year Award Winners

Aaron Feis

Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Malcolm Ray

Miami Carol City Sr. HS


Eida Rodriguez

Kendall Hammock Warriors 10U



CONTACT:           Sydney Wade, Dolphins Communications, (954) 452-7198