American Heritage Patriots cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. appears on the front cover of the annual Friday Night Football FNF Florida magazine. He became the second player from that school to ever appear on the FNF magazine cover. Current University of Georgia Bulldogs running back Sony Michel showed up on the cover in 2013.
Surtain, who is the son of former Miami Dolphins defensive back Patrick Surtain, helped American Heritage capture the 2016 FHSAA Class 5A state championship. It was the third state title in the last four years for the school.
It is the fifth consecutive year that somebody from a Broward County high school appeared on the FNF magazine cover. They include Michel in 2013, wide receiver Calvin Ridley of Monarch in 2014, defensive end Nick Bosa of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2015 and wide receiver George Golden of Dillard along with wide receiver Kevin Austin of North Broward Prep in 2016.