Dec 15, 2010 2:08 AM
USAF ACADEMY,Colo. - The NFL Players Association Game has announced that Air Force senior cornerback Reggie Rembert will be the first recipient of the annual "NFL Players Association Military Academy Player of the Year" award. The award honors an outstanding senior football player from a military academy and will be awarded annually in conjunction with the NFLPA Game in San Antonio, Texas.
A native of Flower Mound, Texas, Rembert earned First Team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association in his senior season as well as Mountain West Conference first-team honors and served as the anchor of the Air Force secondary, which ranked 5th nationally. He currently leads all active players in career tackles with 179 and has been involved in 19 career turnovers.
Rembert will graduate in May 2011 with a degree in Systems Engineering Management and has excelled as a leader on and off the field. He served as 2nd BCT Squadron Commander during Basic Cadet Training and is currently serving as Executive Officer of Cadet Squadron 5. He is the son of Reginald and Ida Rembert.
With this honor, Rembert also receives an automatic bid to play in the 2011 NFLPA Game to be held Saturday, February 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The award will be officially presented during the game and the Air Force Academy will receive a trophy to display in his honor on their campus.