Kenji Teramura

Ontario quarterback Kenji Teramura rolls to his left before throwing the ball. 

ONTARIO — Ontario’s Kenji Teramura was the recipient of the NFL Way to Play High School award for week five of the football season this week, according to a press release from Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations.

Teramura, a senior for the Tigers, plays quarterback and safety.

According to the release, the award also comes with a $1,500 equipment grant through USA Football.

This is the second year of NFL Way to Play, and the first year of the NFL Way to Play High School award. According to the release, NFL Way to Play was created “in conjunction with NFL Legends to promote proper playing technique across all levels of football.“

The award is presented each week to players who display “exemplary football technique” and is voted on by an NFL-made panel including Vincent, Jon Runyan, Roman Oben, Phil Bogle, Kevin Boothe and Jay Manahan.

The recipient of the NFL Way to Play High School award is also recognized on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football every Saturday morning.

Nik Streng is the sports reporter for the Argus Observer. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2015 with a master's degree in journalism, after graduating from Pacific University in 2013 with a degree in creative writing.

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