Mr. Football Award (Indiana)

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The Indiana Mr. Football Award is an honor given to the top high school football player in the state of Indiana. The award is presented annually by The Indianapolis Star.[1] The first Indiana Mr. Football was Alex Smith of Franklin County High School in 1992.

Award winners[edit]

Rex Grossman was 1998's Mr. Football from Bloomington South.
Clayton Richard was 2002's Mr. Football from McCutcheon.
Gunner Kiel was 2011's Mr. Football from Columbus East.
Jaylon Smith was 2012's Mr. Football from Bishop Luers.

Professional teams listed are teams known.

Year Player High School College Professional team(s)
1992 Alex Smith, RB[2] Franklin County Indiana Indianapolis Colts
1993 Bo Barzilauskas, OL/DL Bloomington South Indiana
1994 Josh Martini, RB East Central United States Marine Corps
1995 Earl Haniford, QB Martinsville Indiana
1996 Israel Thompson, RB Martinsville Ball State
1997 DuJuan Daniels, RB Bishop Chatard Boston College
1998 Rex Grossman, QB Bloomington South Florida Chicago Bears (2003-2008)
Houston Texans (2009)
Washington Redskins (2010-2013)
Cleveland Browns (2014)
Atlanta Falcons (2015)
1999 Derrick Ellis, RB Indianapolis Arlington
2000 Otis Shannon, RB Indianapolis Cathedral Harper College
2001 James Banks, QB/DB[3] Ben Davis Tennessee
Carson–Newman
2002 Clayton Richard, QB McCutcheon Michigan Chicago White Sox,
San Diego Padres
Chicago Cubs (baseball)
2003 Desmond Tardy, QB Warren Central Purdue Green Bay Blizzard (2012)
Cedar Rapids Titans (2013)
2004 Jason Werner, WR/S Roncalli Purdue
2005 Dexter Taylor, QB Warren Central Tulsa
Western Kentucky
Marian
2006 Darren Evans, RB Warren Central Virginia Tech Indianapolis Colts (2011-2012)
Tennessee Titans (2012)
2007 Paul McIntosh, QB Evansville Reitz Army
Southern Illinois
2008 Morgan Newton, QB Carmel Kentucky New York Giants
2009 Daniel Wodicka, QB[4] West Lafayette Johns Hopkins University
2010 Tre Roberson, QB[5] Lawrence Central Indiana
Illinois State
Minnesota Vikings
2011 Gunner Kiel, QB Columbus East Notre Dame
Cincinnati
2012 Jaylon Smith, RB/LB[1] Bishop Luers Notre Dame Dallas Cowboys
2013 Terry McLaurin, WR[6] Cathedral Ohio State
2014 Markell Jones, RB[7] Columbus East Purdue
2015 Brandon Peters, QB[8] Avon Michigan
2016 Hunter Johnson, QB[9] Brownsburg Clemson
Northwestern
2017 Reese Taylor, QB[10] Ben Davis Indiana
2018 Jack Kiser, QB[11] Pioneer Notre Dame
School Number of Awards Years
Warren Central 3 2003, 2005, 2006
Ben Davis 2 2001, 2017
Bloomington South 2 1993, 1998
Columbus East 2 2011, 2014
Indianapolis Cathedral 2 2000, 2013
Martinsville 2 1995, 1996
Avon 1 2015
Bishop Chatard 1 1997
Bishop Luers 1 2012
Brownsburg 1 2016
Carmel 1 2008
East Central 1 1994
Evansville Reitz 1 2007
Franklin County 1 1992
Indianapolis Arlington 1 1999
Lawrence Central 1 2010
McCutcheon 1 2002
Pioneer 1 2018
Roncalli 1 2004
West Lafayette 1 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kyle Neddenriep (December 6, 2012). "2012 Indiana Mr. Football: Ft. Wayne Luers' Jaylon Smith". www.indystar.com. Gannett. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  2. ^ Dick Jerardi (November 2, 1994). "Hellacious Hoosier Indiana's Smith Running Up Dazzling Freshman Numbers". www.philly.com. The Inquirer. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Former Mr. Football charged with felony OWI". www.wthr.com. December 3, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Daniel Wodicka wins Mr. Football".
  5. ^ Kyle Neddenriep (December 14, 2010). "Meet Indiana Mr. Football: Lawrence Central's Tre Roberson". www.indystar.com. Gannett. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  6. ^ "2013 Indiana Mr. Football Voting". www.kansascity.com. The Kansas City Star. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  7. ^ Jay Heater (December 12, 2014). "East's Markell Jones named Indiana Mr. Football". www.therepublic.com. The Republic. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Kyle Neddenriep (December 10, 2015). "Avon QB Brandon Peters named 2015 IndyStar Mr. Football". www.indystar.com. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  9. ^ Kyle Neddenriep (December 7, 2016). "2016 IndyStar Mr. Football: Hunter Johnson's decision to stay home for senior year pays off". www.indystar.com. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "On Mr. Football Reese Taylor: 'He's not an athlete playing quarterback — he's a great quarterback'". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  11. ^ "Notre Dame commit Jack Kiser becomes first Class A player to win IndyStar Mr. Football". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2019-01-30.

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