Aug 7, 17, 08:15 AM #1
Mr. Football - Over The Years
1986 Ellis, Jeff Male Tight End Jacobs, Frank Newport Catholic Tight End Swanson, Billy Paducah Tilghman Linebacker Thomas, Eddie Fort Knox Wide Receiver 1987 Barber, Kurt Paducah Tilghman Running Back / Defensive Back Depp, Dwayne Glasgow Running Back McNamee, Chris Pikeville Tight End / Defensive Back Walker, Craig Fairdale Running Back Woolf, Mike Covington Catholic Running Back / Linebacker 1988 Brohm, Jeff Trinity Quarterback Deramus, Bobby Pikeville Running Back / Nose Guard Hackney, Greg Pikeville Running Back Hladon, Paul Covington Catholic Quarterback Penman, Michael Lincoln County Running Back 1989 Askin, Mark St. Xavier Offensive Line Beehn, Zane Apollo Running Back Edelen, Tony Fairdale Running Back Jones, Pookie Calloway County Quarterback Redd, Donnie Danville Running Back Wyatt, Randy Paducah Tilghman QuarterbackAdvertisement
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1990 Hood, Damon Warren Central Running Back Niece, Jeremy Estill County Quarterback Reeves, Corey Corbin Tight End Smith, Leon Trinity Wide Receiver Thomas, Juan Ashland Blazer Running Back / Defensive End 1991 Babey, Joe Trinity Linebacker Embry, Vince Clark County Quarterback Ford, Chester Danville Offensive Line / Nose Guard Russel, Scott Evarts Running Back Wilmhoff, Craig Beechwood Quarterback 1992 Gordon, Donnell South Oldham Running Back Haskins, Billy Jack Paducah Tilghman Quarterback Lampley, Brad Trinity Offensive Line McCormack, Adam Covington Catholic Quarterback Tinsley, Charles Cumberland Running Back / Defensive Back 1993 Hall, Drew Owensboro Running Back / Linebacker Rogers, Colin Danville Quarterback / Defensive Back Simpson, Jeremy Lincoln County Running Back Smith, Joe Anderson County Quarterback / Safety Stockton, Joey North Hardin Running Back 1994 Alexander, Shaun Boone County Running Back Egan, Brandon Bullitt East Quarterback Hergott, Greg Beechwood Quarterback Redman, Chris Male Quarterback Yeast, Craig Harrodsburg Quarterback / Defensive Back 1995 Brooks, Michael Shelby County Quarterback / Defensive Back Chapman, Waylon Breathitt County Quarterback Clevenger, Clay Danville Offensive Line Couch, Tim Leslie County Quarterback Merritt, Miguel Hopkinsville Wide Receiver / Linebacker 1996 Driver, Tony Male Running Back Frisk, Justin Highlands Running Back Gumm, Gary Doss Quarterback Homer, Derek Fort Knox Running Back Kenner, Deontey Hopkinsville Quarterback 1997 Jackson, Bernard St. Xavier Linebacker Johnson, Dennis Harrodsburg Defensive Line Meighan, Ben Paul Laurence Dunbar Quarterback Pinner, Artose Hopkinsville Running Back Starks, Terral Mayfield Running Back / Defensive Back 1998 Ahrens, Gerry Male Quarterback Britt, Jeremy Danville Running Back Fuqua, Jerrold Caldwell County Running Back Hanley, Michael Apollo Running Back Lorenzen, Jared Highlands Quarterback Moore, Kyle Breathitt County Quarterback Smith, Derek Highlands Tight End / Defensive End 1999 Atwell, Travis Hancock County Quarterback Blair, Scott Southwestern Running Back / Defensive Back Boyd, Shane Henry Clay Quarterback Jaggers, Josh Danville Offensive Line / Defensive Tackle Parker, Gerad Lawrence County Wide Receiver Reynolds, Robert Bowling Green Linebacker
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2000 Guidugli, Gino Highlands Quarterback Hamblen, Brett Highlands Defensive Back Jones, Montrell Male Wide Receiver Lewis, Harry Mason County Quarterback Quinn, Matt Boyle County Running Back / Linebacker Shelton, Eric Bryan Station Running Back 2001 Duggins, Jeff Boyle County Quarterback Gibson, Monquantae Moore Running Back Monin, John Wesley Bardstown Quarterback Smith, Rob Highlands Offensive Line West, Michael Lawrence County Running Back White, Durrell Middlesboro Linebacker 2002 Bush, Michael Male Quarterback Haddix, Justin Breathitt County Quarterback Harris, Desmond Warren Central Running Back McBroom, Tashawn Trinity Wide Receiver Schott, Adam Danville Quarterback Tamme, Jacob Boyle County Wide Receiver 2003* Brohm, Brian Trinity Quarterback Casey, Joe Paducah Tilghman Running Back Clark, Andy Seneca Quarterback Dewalt, Lonnell Warren Central Wide Receiver Draughn, Cole Pulaski County Quarterback Grutza, Dustin Mason County Quarterback Jamerson, Nick Prestonsburg Wide Receiver / Defensive Back Lanham, Craig Owensboro Catholic Running Back Lawson, Jarrod Corbin Running Back / Linebacker Sizemore, Stephen Hazard Quarterback 2004* Pulley, Curtis Hopkinsville Quarterback / Defensive Back Smith, Brandon Boyle County Quarterback 2005 Burke, Justin Lexington Catholic Quarterback Ellison, Drew Covington Catholic Quarterback Fidler, Will Henderson County Quarterback Johnson, Micah Fort Campbell Running Back / Linebacker Minton, Josh Southwestern Defensive End 2006* Ammons, Kaelin Franklin County Quarterback Beaumont, Douglas Male Running Back Minnifield, Chase Henry Clay Defensive Back Petrino, Nick Trinity Quarterback Tandy, Keith Christian County Quarterback 2007 Boyd, Aaron Henry Clay Wide Receiver Cole, John Somerset Wide Receiver Denham, Matt John Hardin Running Back Farris, Cory Boone County Running Back Fugate, Colbey Breathitt County Quarterback Matthews, Alex Shelby County Quarterback Moore, DL Bowling Green Wide Receiver Olinger, Tyler Hazard Quarterback Robinson, Corey Lone Oak Quarterback 2008* Adams, Hunter Middlesboro Running Back Bowling, Ricky South Laurel Quarterback Brown, Jamarielle Lone Oak Quarterback Brutscher, Matt St. Xavier Quarterback Cissell, Dalton North Bullitt Running Back Dalcourt, Courtney Franklin-Simpson Quarterback Finch, Deuce St. Xavier Running Back Lewis, Zach Clay County Quarterback Thompson, Jeremy Mason County Running Back Whiting, Jordan Trinity Linebacker 2009* Andrews, Antonio Fort Campbell Quarterback Banks, VaShun Christian County Running Back Collinsworth, Austin Highlands Running Back Fugate, Channing Breathitt County Running Back / Defensive Back Hayden, Domonique Lexington Christian Running Back MacShara, Rees Boyle County Running Back Simpson, Miles Simon Kenton Running Back Weaver, Quan Frankfort Running Back Willis, Tyrrell Calloway County Running Back / Linebacker
* No official list of finalists published by the AP.
Aug 7, 17, 08:32 AM #4
2010* Abner, Alex Pulaski County Running Back Dawson, Lamar Boyle County Linebacker Hilton, John Dudley Bell County Linebacker Parker, Devante Ballard Wide Receiver Tandy, Bubba Christian County Wide Receiver 2011* Hightchew, Brady Newport Catholic Quarterback / Defensive Back Hopkins, Kentayvus Bourbon County Running Back / Linebacker Jude, JJ Johnson Central Running Back Todd, Kyle Elizabethtown Quarterback Towles, Patrick Highlands Quarterback Wales, Anthony Central Running Back 2012* Quick, James Trinity Wide Receiver Timmons, Ryan Franklin County Running Back 2013* Barker, Drew Conner Quarterback Fant, Nacarius Bowling Green Wide Receiver 2014 Brooks, Donald Trinity Running Back Crider, Cody Graves County Running Back / Linebacker Hall, Riley Pulaski County Quarterback Harris, Damien Madison Southern Running Back Hoge, Beau Highlands Quarterback Sindelar, Elijah Caldwell County Quarterback Veneman, Alex Highlands Wide Receiver 2015 Alsatt, Mason Lafayette Running Back Baker, Quinton Ashland Blazer Running Back Burns, Rodjay Trinity Wide Receiver / Defensive End Daniel, Kash Paintsville Quarterback / Linebacker Hall, Riley** Pulaski County Quarterback Kinslow, Lamarius Fern Creek Wide Receiver / Linebacker Nelson, Steven North Laurel Running Back / Defensive Back Shelton, Hayden Male Quarterback Woods, Luke Whitley County Quarterback / Defensive Back 2016 Bentley, Cole Belfry Offensive Line Carothers, Jamale Bowling Green Running Back Catlett, Keyron Christian County Wide Receiver Hayes, CJ South Warren Wide Receiver Johnson, Jake Pulaski County Wide Receiver Morgan, Tanner Ryle Quarterback Paulson, Jake Christian Academy Louisville Tight End / Defensive End Ridder, Desmond St. Xavier Quarterback Willis, Jedrick Lafayette Offensive Line Wood, Walker Lafayette Quarterback 2017 Brents, Jairus Waggener Cornerback / Quarterback Butler, Kam Covington Catholic Linebacker / Tight End Chisholm, Jake Ryle Running Back Gamble, Blake Johnson Central Running Back / Cornerback Grant, Trevor Graves County Wide Receiver / Defensive Back Mayer, AJ Covington Catholic Quarterback Moore, Rondale Trinity Wide Receiver Shearer, Matt Simon Kenton Quarterback VanCleave, D'Mauriae Danville Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
* No official list of finalists published by the AP.
** Finalist considered during junior year of high school.
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Aug 7, 17, 08:34 AM #5Mr. Football winners are shown in red.
Aug 7, 17, 08:41 AM #6A few discussion points to consider...
-Which schools are surprised you with the number of finalists they have produced over time?
-Which schools are you suprised to see with just one or two finalists from...or missing from the list all together?
-Out of 175+ finalists in the last 31 years, there have only been 9 linemen ever considered for the award. Surprised or not surprised?
-Who wasn't a finalist that deserved to be? Why?
-Which finalists do you think should have won but didn't?
-Which finalists did you personally play against? Or see play in person? Any good stories out there?
Aug 7, 17, 08:54 AM #7That 1994 class was loaded for bear. A couple of all-time greats of Ky Prep football at their positions.
Aug 7, 17, 09:06 AM #8Pikeville with 2 finalists in 1988.
Highlands with 2 finalists in 1998.
Highlands with 2 finalists in 2000.
St. X with 2 finalists in 2008.
Highlands with 2 finalists in 2014.
Lafayette with 2 finalists in 2016.
Aug 7, 17, 09:09 AM #9The Purples are 2 for 4 in producing Mr. Football winners when they make the list of finalists.
Aug 7, 17, 09:26 AM #10The 2017 finalists haven't been announced have they?
I know Frakes published his thoughts on a top ten, but nothing official, right?
Aug 7, 17, 09:45 AM #11Jason Frakes definitely said "candidates" and not finalists. I'll go ahead and pull the 2017 names off the list for now.
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Aug 7, 17, 10:00 AM #12Some great names over the years....didnt realize both Jeff and Brian Brohm won the award, that is pretty special.
Aug 7, 17, 11:11 AM #13
I really thought Donnie Redd and Chester Ford of Danville should have won the award in 1989 and 1991. I know how good Pookie was but Donnie just did it every year of his career and even more so by switching to QB in the Bone his Senior Season.
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