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Des Plaines honors NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick champ

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  • Des Plaines resident Alisa Fallon was honored this week with a mayoral proclamation recognizing her achievement as winner of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest. She is pictured with Mayor Matt Bogusz, right, and Fifth Ward Alderman Jim Brookman.

      Des Plaines resident Alisa Fallon was honored this week with a mayoral proclamation recognizing her achievement as winner of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest. She is pictured with Mayor Matt Bogusz, right, and Fifth Ward Alderman Jim Brookman.
    Photo Courtesy City of Des Plaines

 
 

Des Plaines resident Alisa Fallon is being honored by her hometown for winning a contest that put her in the national spotlight earlier this year.

The 14-year-old claimed first place in the NFL's 52nd annual Punt, Pass and Kick contest in the 14- to 15-year-old girls category. She was one of only 10 winners from across the country.

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On Monday, she was honored by Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz with a proclamation during a city council meeting.

In the proclamation, Bogusz noted Alisa's "hard work, determination and athletic ability."

Alisa's punt of 121 feet, 2 inches, pass of 122 feet, and kick of 144 feet, 3 inches earned her the high score in her category.

On Jan. 12, she was recognized in front of 78,000 fans and a national television audience during a divisional playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers.

Alisa got to the national stage after training with a former collegiate kicker in Rosemont's sports dome.

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