Mr. Football Award (Kentucky)

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The Kentucky Mr. Football Award is an honor given to the top high school football player in the state of Kentucky and in the KHSAA. Awarded by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters from around the state's Associated Press, many past winners have proceeded to have successful college careers and even play in the National Football League (NFL).

Award winners[edit]

Professional teams listed are teams known.

Year Player High School College Professional team(s)
1986 Frank Jacobs Newport Central Catholic Notre Dame
1987 Kurt Barber Paducah Tilghman[1] Southern Cal (USC) New York Jets (NFL) – 1992-95
1988 Jeff Brohm Trinity Louisville San Francisco 49ers (NFL) – 1996-97
1989 Pookie Jones Calloway County Kentucky British Columbia Lions (CFL) – 1997-?
Louisville Fire (af2) – 2003-?
1990 Damon Hood Warren Central Kentucky
1991 Scott Russell Evarts Lees-McRae
1992 Billy Jack Haskins Paducah Tilghman[1] Kentucky
Rhode Island
1993 Jeremy Simpson Lincoln County Cumberland (KY)
1994 Shaun Alexander Boone County Alabama Seattle Seahawks (NFL) – 2000-07
Washington Redskins (NFL) – 2008
1995 Tim Couch Leslie County Kentucky Cleveland Browns (NFL) – 1999-2003
Green Bay Packers (NFL) – 2004
British Columbia Lions (CFL) – 2005-2006
Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) – 2007
1996 Derek Homer Fort Knox Kentucky Baltimore Ravens (NFL) – 2001
Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe) 2001-02
Lexington Horsemen (UIF) – 2003-
1997 Dennis Johnson Harrodsburg Kentucky Arizona Cardinals (NFL) – 2002-04
San Francisco 49ers (NFL) – 2004
Lexington Horsemen (UIF) – 2005-
1998 Jared Lorenzen[2] Ft. Thomas Highlands Kentucky New York Giants (NFL) – 2004-07
Indianapolis Colts (NFL) – 2008
Kentucky Horsemen (af2)– 2009
Northern Kentucky River Monsters (UIFL) – 2011
Owensboro Rage (CIFL) – 2013
Northern Kentucky River Monsters (CIFL) – 2014
1999 Travis Atwell Hancock County Toledo
2000 Montrell Jones Male Tennessee
2001 Jeff Duggins Boyle County Alfred State
2002 Michael Bush Male Louisville Oakland Raiders (NFL) – 2007-2012
Chicago Bears (NFL) – 2012-Current
2003 Brian Brohm Trinity Louisville Green Bay Packers (NFL) – 2008
Buffalo Bills (NFL) – 2009-2010
Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL) – 2011-2012
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) – 2013-present
2004 Curtis Pulley Hopkinsville Kentucky
Florida A&M
2005 Micah Johnson Fort Campbell Kentucky Miami Dolphins (NFL) – 2010
Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – 2013-present
2006 Douglas Beaumont Male Louisville
2007 Corey Robinson Lone Oak[3] Troy Brooklyn Bolts (FXFL) – 2014
2008 Rolandan "Deuce" Finch St. Xavier Boston College
2009 Antonio Andrews Fort Campbell Western Kentucky Tennessee Titans
2010 Lamar Dawson Boyle County USC
2011 Patrick Towles Ft. Thomas Highlands Kentucky
2012 James Quick Trinity Louisville
2013 Nacarius Fant Bowling Green Western Kentucky
2014 Elijah Sindelar Caldwell County[4] Purdue

See also List of Kentucky Mr. Basketball award winners


  1. ^ a b Tilghman did not participate in the 2013 McCracken County consolidation, as it is operated by a separate school district.
  2. ^ Neil Schmidt (December 23, 1998). "Lorenzen is Mr. Football". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Consolidated into McCracken County High School as Mustangs on August 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Purdue recruit Elijah Sindelar honored as Kentucky's Mr. Football". Indianapolis Star. January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2015.