BLITZ Player of the Year Watch List

There are many standout players that return to the gridiron in 2021. Here are the players, based off last year’s success AND players who coaches have confirmed with us, that will play a big role this season. Expect to hear these names as the season moves along. The stats are from the 2020 season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYMAKERS

  • Sammy Brown – Jefferson SO RB #22 // 1,368 rush yds, 14 TD; 181 rec yds, 4 TD; 192 KO ret yds (*with Commerce)
  • Darius Cannon – White Co JR ATH #11 // 734 rec yds, 10 TD; 78 rush yds, 1 TD; 204 K/P ret yds; 24 TKL, 3 TFL, 5 INT
  • Jaden Gibson – Rabun Co JR WR #6 // 931 rec yds, 9 TD; 85 rush yds, 1 TD; 89 pass yds, 1 TD, 1 2PC, 18 TKL, 2 INT, 1 FFum (*with Dawson)
  • Zach Holtzclaw – Dawson Co SR QB #10 // 2,801 pass yds, 28 TD; 76 rush yds, 5 TD
  • Cam’ron Lacy – Stephens Co JR #3 // 376 rec yds, 3 TD; 23 rush yds; 269 K/P ret yds (1 TD); 26 TKL, 2 PD
  • Dreylan Martin – Commerce SR RB/CB #2 // 858 rush yds, 12 TD
  • Silas Mulligan – White Co SR RB/CB #6 // 1,052 rush yds, 15 TD; 124 rec yds, 1 TD; 44 PR yds; 38 TKL, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FFum
  • Kyle Oakes – Towns Co SR RB #2 // 1,007 rush yds, 13 TD
  • Baxley O’Brien – Rabun Co SR TE #10 // 472 rec yds, 5 TD (*with Flowery Branch)
  • Jordan Perry – Jefferson SR RB #43 // 434 rush yds, 5 TD; 208 rec yds, 4 TD; 265 KR yds; 37 TKL, 5.5 TFL, 1 Sack, 4 INT (1 TD), 1 FFum, 5 PD
  • Tate Ramey – Rabun Co SR TE #34 // 352 rec yds, 8 TD; 11 TKL
  • Malaki Starks – Jefferson SR QB #24 // 569 pass yds, 11 TD; 1,537 rush yds, 24 TD; 41 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PD
  • Gunner Stockton – Rabun Co SR QB #14 // 3,128 pass yds, 45 TD; 1,581 rush yds, 26 TD
  • Ben Stowe – Stephens Co JR QB #12 // 1,192 pass yds, 10 TD; 195 rush yds, 6 TD
  • Lang Windham – Rabun Co JR RB #7 // 1,378 rush yds, 12 TD; 497 rec yds, 5 TD

DEFENSIVE STALWARTS

  • Alex Aaron – Habersham Central SR DE #78 // 40 TKL, 10 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 FFum, 2 FumRec
  • Cade Adams – Dawson Co JR DE #73 // 46 TKL, 8 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 FFum, 1 FumRec
  • Kadin Bailey – Jefferson SR LB/DE #45 // 58 TKL, 15 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 FumRec
  • Logan Berry – Dawson Co SR DE #46 // 46 TKL, 9 TFL, 7 Sacks, 1 FumRec
  • Kelton Cade – Stephens Co SR #10 // 35 TKL, 3 QBH, 1 INT
  • Bryson Cronic – White Co SR CB #3 // 32 TKL, 4 INT, 1 FFum
  • Cesar Cruz – Rabun Co SR DL/OL #66 // 45 TKL, 4 TFL, 2 Sacks, 1 FumRec
  • Vadole Fleming – Stephens Co SR #8 // 53 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH, 2 FFum, 2 FumRec, 1 PD
  • Turner Grimmett – Rabun Co SR LB #2 // 85 TKL, 4 TFL, 2 FumRec, 1 Sack, 3 PD
  • Garrett Heaton – Habersham SR #25 // 80 TKL, 11.5 TFL, 2 Sacks, 2 BLK
  • Cory Keller – Rabun Co JR LB #8 // 114 TKL, 6.5 TFL, 3 INT, 1 FFum, 8 PD; 307 K/P ret yds, 1 TD
  • Quanah Martin – Stephens Co SR DE #83 // 31 TKL, 1 Sack, 1 QBH
  • Zion McMullen – White Co SR LB #1 // 213 rush yds, 2 TD; 20 rec yds; 89 TKL, 7 TFL, 1 Sack
  • Kade Moledor – Dawson Co JR #33 // 125 TKL, 4 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 INT, 1 FFum
  • Hunter Moore – Rabun Co SR CB #22 // 4 INT, 46 TKL, 2 TFL, 9 PD; 122 KR yds
  • Alex Thornton – White Co SR #7 // 52 TKL, 2 TFL
  • Bryson Trimier – Stephens Co SR CB #9 // 42 TKL, 2 INT (2 TD), 1 FumRec, 2 PD
  • Riley Turner – White Co SR S #4 // 36 TKL, 2 INT
  • Will Turpin – Rabun Co SR LB #24 // 124 TKL, 14.5 TFL, 5 Sacks, 1 FFum, 1 FumRec
  • Caleb Wade – Habersham Central SR OL/DL #7 // 65 TKL, 8.5 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 FumRec
  • Hogan Woodard – Rabun Co SR LB #5 // 72 TKL, 6 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FFum, 5 PD; 138 K/P ret yds; 151 rec yds, 2 TD

PAVERS & PROTECTORS – OL BEASTS

  • Nolan Crane – Rabun Co SR OL #56 // 17 TKL, 2 TFL, 1 Sack
  • Clayton Dixon – Rabun Co SR DL/OL #50 // 30 TKL, 3.5 TFL, 1 Sack
  • Mason Gaddis – Commerce SR LG #56
  • Ricky Hicks – Lumpkin Co SR OL #56
  • Will McCraw – Rabun Co SR DL/OL #61 // 44 TKL, 9 TFL, 3 Sacks, 1 FumRec
  • Bear Old – Rabun Co SR OL #78
  • Dylan Ryoul – Jefferson SR C #54
  • Walker Thomason – Stephens Co SR OL #64 // 35 Pancake Blocks
  • Chris Thompson – Rabun Co SR OL/DL #77 // 59 TKL, 10.5 TFL, 5 Sacks, 1 FFum

ON THE CUSP/BREAKOUT CANDIDATES

  • Landon Bunn – Commerce SR QB #14
  • Connor Chastain – Towns Co SO QB
  • Keyton Chitwood – Union Co SR WR #9
  • Collin Crowder – Towns Co JR WR // 353 rec yds, 1 TD
  • Jaiden Daniels – Commerce FR RB #6
  • Conley Dyer – Dawson Co SR RB #21 // 400 rush yds, 5 TD
  • TJ Everett – Stephens Co JR RB
  • Seth Gillis – Towns Co JR
  • Roman Haynes – Banks Co SR RB/S #48
  • Logan Helcher – Union Co SR QB #8 // 1,109 pass yds, 5 TD; 370 rush yds, 5 TD
  • Cade Herrin – Banks Co SR S/RB #10
  • Kane Lowery – White Co JR #15 // 135 rec yds, 1 TD; 26 K/P ret yds; 4 TKL
  • Aaron Maxwell – Stephens Co JR DL #59 // 13 TKL, 1 TFL, 2 Sacks
  • Spencer Neese – Jefferson SR #22 // 12 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks; 201 rec yds, 4 TD
  • Caleb Norrell – Lumpkin Co JR WR #12
  • Bowen Roberts – Banks Co SR QB/LB #2
  • Cooper Scott – Lumpkin Co JR QB #18
  • Carson Walker – Union Co SR #18
  • Trace Wright – Union Co SR #2

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