Brophy College Prep freshman Ryder Noche was named the NFL Flag 14U Player of the Year during the 13th annual NFL Honors on Thursday.
Noche is just 14 years old and is already being recognized for his football talent.
He started on Brophy’s freshman team to begin the 2023 season but dominated so exceedingly that he was called up to play on varsity.
— U.S. National Football Team (@USNFT) July 7, 2023
Considering the alarming growth of flag football across the country, this was the NFL’s first time handing out these awards.
Staten Island wide receiver Allison Gandlin was also awarded the NFL Flag 17U Player of the Year during the Honors. She and Noche took the stage together.
Allison Gandlin and Ryder Noche are the first-ever Flag Football Players of the Year (by @Toyota)
— NFL (@NFL) February 9, 2024
This signifies how rapidly flag football will continue to grow over the next few years. In addition, it will be a part of the 2028 Olympics.
Noche was recognized globally but still knows that work has to be done over the next three years. The 14-year-old already holds an offer from Arizona State University.
Blessed to receive my first scholarship offer from Arizona State University @ASUFootball. Thank you to all my coaches, teammates, and family for always supporting me! 🙏🏼@FootballBrophy @BrophyAthletics @RagleCharlie @jason247scout @JYD212 @CoachStew_AZ @JUSTCHILLY #BST pic.twitter.com/ntwig20Pht
— Ryder Noche (@Ryder_Noche_) December 5, 2023
He will enter his sophomore season this year and the potiential is something that Brophy should be excited about.