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Gwinnett kids third in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Nationals

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Andrew Johns, 13, of Buford and Omar Zachery, 7, of Lawrenceville will take part in the Punt, Pass & Kick National Championships and will be recognized during the Atlanta Falcons playoff game on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Zachery will be competing in the 6-7 age group and Johns will be competing in the 12-13 age group.

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Andrew Johns, 13, of Buford and Omar Zachery, 7, of Lawrenceville will take part in the Punt, Pass & Kick National Championships and will be recognized during the Atlanta Falcons playoff game on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Zachery will be competing in the 6-7 age group and Johns will be competing in the 12-13 age group.

ATLANTA — Gwinnett's two representatives in the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick Nationals each finished third over the weekend in the Georgia Dome.

Omar Zachery, a 7-year-old from Lawrenceville, was third in the boys 6- and 7-year-old division Saturday with a total distance of 169.90 feet. In the boys 12-13 division, Buford resident Andrew Johns was third at 266.90 feet. They were part of 40 national qualifiers for the competition.

The competition was held Saturday, but the two youngsters also were part of Sunday's NFL Punt, Pass and Kick halftime show during the Falcons-Seahawks playoff game.