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Football Player of the Year Nominees announced

With the conclusion of the 2019 football season, we gathered up all available statistics to present the 98 Player of the Year Nominees and Honorable Mentions.

WHAT’S NEXT? We will internally dissect this entire group to a finalist pool of no more than 8 finalists (an unenviable task). We will then have our internal voting panel, consisting of up to 25 regional sports reporters, former coaches, and former players, Heisman-style to determine the winner.

DISCLAIMER: Incomplete available stats may result in some numbers being short, or may result in a potential player of the year nominee being on this list. If that’s the case, please send a KIND email to brian@blitzsportsga.com with any valid nominee info, and we are happy to investigate adding that player to the list for POY consideration.

NOMINEES

Sam Adams (Rabun SR WR #15)
677 yds, 13 TD, 45 rec

Pierson Allison (Union SR QB #17)
2,785 pass yds, 28 TD // 405 rush yds, 6 TD

Jace Bennett (Banks JR LB #26)
105 TKL, 6 TFL, 4 Sacks

Caleb Bonesteel (Dawson JR K #99)
12/15 FG (Long 52), 49/50 PAT, 43 Touchbacks, 85 Pts (1st in GHSA)

Daniel Brock (Dawson SR LB #34)
61 TKL, 4 TFL, 2 FFum

Tyleon Brock (Commerce RB/DB #31)
590 rush yds, 7 TD // 93 rec yds, 1 TD // 1 PR TD // 1 INT

Nix Burkett (White SR S #3)
106 TKL, 1 INT, 1 FFum

Elijah Burns (Commerce JR LB #34)
31 TKL, 4 Sacks, 2 FumRec, 1 INT

Colby Clark (Jefferson SR QB #5)
542 pass yds, 9 TD // 1,007 rush yds, 23 TD

Jackson Clouatre (Habersham JR RB #5)
1,099 rush yds, 6 TD // 124 rec yds // 9 TKL, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 PD

Arian Curry (Habersham SR RB/LB #4)
158 rush yds, 2 TD // 80 TKL, 3.5 TFL, 1 Sack

Jonah Daniel (Union JR RB #24)
1,470 rush yds, 15 TD // 218 rec yds, 2 TD

Sawyer Drake (Union SR WR #21)
1,172 rec yds, 10 TD // 23 rush yds

Erwin Durmic (Banks SR LB #18)
63 TKL, 13 TFL, 7 Sacks

J Ben Haynes (White JR QB #8)
2,148 pass yds, 13 TD // 981 rush yds, 17 TD

Kaston Hemphill (Union JR CB #3)
78 TKL, 3 TFL, 3 INT, 1 PD

Riley Herndon (Dawson SR S #12)
160 rec yds, 2 TD // 29 rush yds, 1 TD // 67 TKL, 7 INT

Braxton Hicks (Rabun SR WR/S #4)
1,216 yds, 12 TD, 65 rec // 9 TKL, 5 INT, 4 PD

Zach Holtzclaw (Dawson SO QB #10)
2,366 pass yds, 23 TD // 106 rush yds, 3 TD

Aaron Hopkins (Lumpkin SR LB #85)
No Stats Available, Next-Level Talent

Brody Jarrard (Rabun JR RB/LB #13)
360 rush yds, 3 TD // 43 rec yds, 1 TD // 75 TKL, 11 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 2 INT, 2 FumRec

MJ Jones (Stephens SR RB/CB #3)
732 rush yds, 3 TD // 54 rec yds // 33 TKL, 1 TFL, FumRec

John Mancuso (Union SR S #9)
117 TKL, 8 TFL, 2 Sacks // 94 rec yds, 2 TD

Zion McMullen (White SO RB #1)
72 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 FFum // 308 rush yds, 4 TD // 39 rec yds

DJ Mitchell (Dawson SR LB #30)
72 TKL, 10 TFL, 6 Sacks

Kyle Morlock (Union SR WR #15)
549 rec yds, 6 TD (missed chunk of season to injury)

Silas Mulligan (White SO #6)
68 TKL, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FFum // 84 rush yds // 15 rec yds

Hunter Nunn (Commerce JR LB #3)
74 TKL

Joshua Pickett (Habersham JR WR/CB #1)
750 rec yds, 7 TD // 23 rush yds // 66 pass yds, 1 TD // 555 K/P ret yds, 1 TD // 61 TKL, 2.5 TFL, 5 PBU, 5 PD, 2 FumRec

Cayden Rich (Union SR WR/LB #11)
346 rec yds, 4 TD // 14 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 INT

Sam Roach (Commerce SR RB #5)
879 rush yds, 15 TD

Philip Roberson (Rabun SR LB #21)
85 TKL, 20 TFL, 10 Sacks, 1 FFum, 1 FumRec

Braxton Simpson (Banks SR LB #58)
62 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 INT, FFum

Dakohta Sonnichsen (Dawson JR WR #1)
843 rec yds, 8 TD // 549 rush yds, 5 TD

Hudson Spurlock (Stephens SR RB #5)
1,250 rush yds, 11 TD // 111 rec yds, 2 TD // 387 KR yds // 5 TKL

Malaki Starks (Jefferson SO RB/DB #24)
537 rush yds, 5 TD // 136 rec yds, 2 TD // 63 KR yds // 24 TKL, 1.5 TFL, 5 INT (1 TD), 3 PD, 1 FumRec

Gunner Stockton (Rabun SO QB #14)
3,473 pass yds, 43 TD // 1,126 rush yds, 19 TD

Sloan Sutton (Union SR CB #6)
104 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 FFum, 1 FumRec // 213 rush yds, 4 TD

Patrick Tedder (Habersham JR WR/S #15)
133 rec yds, 1 TD // 73 TKL, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT, 5 PBU, 7 PD, 2 FFum, 1 FumRec

Jesse Thomas (White SR WR/S #25)
633 rec yds, 3 TD //

Shawn Thomas (Dawson SR RB/LB #21)
800 rush yds, 9 TD // 113 rec yds, // 250 K/P ret yds, 1 TD

Cooper Turner (White JR WR #5)
901 rec yds, 6 TD, 60 rec

Tanner Wade (Habersham JR DE #50)
68 TKL, 6.5 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 FumRec

Trahvon Wiggins (Commerce SR DL #30)
65 TKL, 4 Sacks, 4 FumRec

Daniel Wilson (Commerce SR CB #21)
53 TKL, 1 INT

Hoff Windham (Rabun JR LB #30)
89 TKL, 16 TFL, 4 Sacks, 2 INT, 2 FFum, 1 FumRec, 1 Blk

Ryte Woodruff (Habersham SR QB #11)
1,797 pass yds, 12 TD // 699 rush yds, 15 TD


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Drew Allison (Lumpkin JR RB #17)
210 rush yds // 16 rec yds

Dylan Archer (White JR LB #33)
54 TKL, 2 FFum

Hunter Barron (Dawson SR WR #8)
372 rec yds, 4 TD

Garrett Bragg (Rabun SR S #8)
96 TKL, 9 TFL, 1 Sack, 2 INT, 2 PD, 2 FFum, 1 FumRec

Bryce Bryant (Dawson SR G #54)
40 TKL, 4 TFL, 1 Sack

Kelton Cade (Stephens SO DB #10)
39 TKL, 2 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 FFum

Tripp Caine (Dawson JR CB #20)
28 TKL, 2 INT

Darius Cannon (White FR S #35)
51 TKL, 1 TFL, 2 INT

Gamarion Carter (Stephens JR WR #6)
421 rec yds, 4 TD, 27 rec

Kenny Colwell (Stephens JR QB #14)
638 pass yds, 6 TD // 1 rush TD

Reece Dockery (White JR WR #32)
40 TKL, 1 Sack, 3 TFL, 1 INT // 126 rec yds, 1 TD

BoJack Dowdy (Lumpkin SR RB #35)
341 rush yds, 1 TD // 26 rec yds

Josh Frates (Commerce FB #22)
328 rush yds, 7 TD // 62 rec yds, 1 TD

Jaden Gibson (Dawson FR WR #6)
329 rec yds, 3 TD

Will Glaze (Dawson SR LB #36)
40 TKL, 2 TFL

Isaiah Grindle (Dawson JR RB #15)
393 rush yds, 7 TD // 97 rec yds, 2 TD // 315 K/P ret yds

Jaylon Harralson (Commerce JR WR/LB #6)
46 TKL, 1 Sack, 2 FumRec // PR TD // 57 rec yds, 1 TD

Roman Haynes (Banks SO RB #48)
363 rush yds, 6 TD

Garrett Heaton (Habersham SO LB #25)
68 TKL, 4.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 PD, 1 QBH, 1 FumRec

Cade Herrin (Banks SO S #10)
37 TKL, 1 INT

Grey Holbrook (Commerce JR LB #45)
65 TKL

Brody Howell (Dawson SR S #4)
140 rec yds, 1 TD // 51 TKL, 1 INT

Trey Huff (Commerce FR DB #10)
69 TKL, 2 INT // 125 rush yds, 1 TD

Kolton Jones (Jefferson JR #1)
411 rush yds, 5 TD // 45 rec yds, 1 TD

Sutton Jones (Rabun JR WR #20)
504 yds, 6 TD, 43 rec // 154 K/P ret yds

Cory Keller (Rabun FR RB #42)
698 rush yds, 6 TD // 136 rec yds, 3 TD

Tucker Kirk (Lumpkin SR QB #7)
512 pass yds, 1 TD

Clayton Lester (Union JR DE #52)
69 TKL, 1 Sack, 2 INT, 1 FumRec

Rem Maxwell (Jefferson JR #21)
64 TKL, 8 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 3 INT, 2 PD

Mason McCombs (Union JR WR #5)
420 rec yds, 6 TD // 4/4 FG (Long 48), 42/45 PAT

Will McCraw (Rabun SO LB #6)
67 TKL, 13 TFL, 5 Sacks, 2 INT, 2 PD

Kade McNally (Jefferson SR #12)
59 TKL, 7 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 INT, 2 PD, 1 FFum // 381 rush yds, 5 TD

Trent Miller (Rabun SR LB #35)
82 TKL, 15 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 PD, 3 FFum, 1 FumRec

Chandler Payne (Banks SR RB/LB #33)
402 rush yds, 6 TD // 15 TKL

Jordan Perry (Jefferson SO #43)
389 rush yds, 4 TD // 85 rec yds, 1 TD // 25 TKL, 0.5 TFL, 1 FFum

Tate Ramey (Rabun SO TE #34)
345 yds, 5 TD, 28 rec

Nate Ray (Commerce SR QB #19)
344 pass yds, 4 TD // 299 rush yds, 3 TD

Kam Robinson (Jefferson JR #7)
33 TKL, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 7 PD, 2 FumRec

Zion Ross (Union SR WR/CB #7)
99 rec yds // 178 KR yds // 24 TKL, 3 INT, 1 PD

Will Sampson (White SR WR/S #27)
212 rec yds, 1 TD // 6 TKL, 1 INT

Chris Sinclair (Stephens SR #33)
35 TKL, 1 Sack, 2 PD

Mason Sprinkle (Rabun SR LB #39)
54 TKL, 4.5 TFL, 1 FumRec (missed most of season to injury)

Riley Stancil (White JR RB #10)
276 rush yds, 2 TD // 36 rec yds, 1 TD

Carter Stroud (Banks JR CB #16)
43 TKL, 3 INT

Grayson Taylor (Habersham JR WR/LB #23)
495 rec yds, 3 TD // 44 TKL, 5 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 PD, 1 FumRec

TJ Trudnak (Commerce SR WR/CB #1)
42 TKL // 106 rec yds, 2 TD // 205 KR yds

Noah Underwood (Union JR LB #16)
80 TKL, 4 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 FFum, 2 FumRec

AJ Wheeler (Rabun SR LB #3)
92 TKL, 7 TFL, 3 INT, 2 PD

Jaquez Williams (White JR DE #52)
55 TKL, 6 TFL, 1 FFum

Austin Wood (Habersham JR S/WR #21)
46 TKL, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PD, 1 FumRec, 1 Blk // 215 rec yds, 1 TD

Hogan Woodard (Rabun SO WR #5)
404 rec yds, 3 TD, 30 rec // 139 K/P ret yds

9 comments on “Football Player of the Year Nominees announced

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  2. Jenni Dixon

    I Nominate Sloan Sutton

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  3. Brooklyn Snow

    Sam Adams

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  4. Dakohta sonnichsen

    DAKOHTA SONNICHSEN DESERVES THIS!

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    • Kari Garcia

      Dakohta Sonnichsen deserves this recognition. Dakohta is very motivated and helps motivate his team to stay on track. Dakohta is a leader and does not put himself above others. He is very headstrong and a great supporter for his team. #1 Dawson!!!

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  5. Alyssa Eckert

    Isaiah Grindle

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  6. Kari Garcia

    Dakohta deserves this recognition! He is very motivated and leads his team and encourages everyone to do their best. He’s a phenomenal football player. Dakohta has a big heart and it shows on the filmed as well as off the film. He never draws attention to himself and points out everyone else. #1 Dawson county!!!

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  7. Alyssa Eckert

    Isaiah Grindle should get the player of the year. He’s always motivated and keeps his players going and keeps himself going ! He loves doing what he does and he loves his players and coaches and ya shows. He encourages everyone on the team and plays hard !

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  8. Nikki Eckert

    I nominate Isaiah Grindle #15

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