The Hall Trophy (also known as U.S. Army National Player of the Year Award) has been awarded annually since 2000 to the most outstanding high school football player in the United States, comparable to the Heisman Trophy for collegiate football players. The award is named after Ken “Sugarland Express” Hall, who was the all-time leading rusher in high school football history for 59 years (11,232 yards). The Trophy is cast in the likeness of Ken Hall in his 1950s uniform. The Trophy presentation takes place after the high school season at a formal dinner on the evening before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The finalists for the 2012 Hall Trophy were RB Thomas Tyner, CB Kendall Fuller, RB Derrick Green, S Su'a Cravens, QB Max Browne, and RB Derrick Henry. Henry, from Yulee, FL, shattered Hall's all-time high school rushing record by rushing for 12,212 yards in his high school career. The award eventually went to Max Browne, of Skyline High School in Sammamish, WA, who threw for 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns during the final year of a decorated high school career.
The six finalists for the 2013 Hall Trophy were RB Nick Chubb, CB Marshon Lattimore, WR Trey Quinn, RB Elijah Hood, QB Will Grier, and RB Joe Mixon. Hood, from Charlotte, NC, won the award after rushing for a Mecklenburg County record 3,690 yards and 53 touchdowns as a senior at Charlotte Catholic.
^Fournier, Annette M. (November 28, 2005), "Soldiers Can Get All-American Bowl Discounts", Army News Service, "The trophy is the high-school equivalent of the Heisman Trophy and is named after high school’s all-time leading rusher Ken Hall of Sugarland, Texas."