Mr. Football Award (Ohio)

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The Mr. Football Award has been given out annually since 1987 to the player voted by the Associated Press to be the best high school football player in the state of Ohio.[1] Currently, there are two players who have won the award twice, Erick Howard and Robert Smith, three schools have had two different award winners, Kenton High School, Euclid High School, and Mentor High School, (Euclid High School has three total awards), and Kenton High School has the only brother pair to win, Maty and Ben Mauk. The most recent winner of the award is 2018 Cade Stover, Safety/Running Back, from Lexington High School.

Award winners by year[edit]

Year Player Position High school College
1987 Buster Howe RB-DB-K-P Zanesville Ohio State
1988 Robert Smith RB Euclid Ohio State
1989 Robert Smith RB Euclid Ohio State
1990 Bobby Hoying QB St. Henry Ohio State
1991 Derek Kidwell QB-DE Fostoria Bowling Green
1992 Marc Edwards RB-LB Norwood Notre Dame
1993 Curtis Enis RB-LB Mississinawa Valley Penn State
1994 Charles Woodson DB-RB Fremont Ross Michigan
1995 Andy Katzenmoyer LB Westerville South Ohio State
1996 Derek Combs RB-DB-KR Grove City Ohio State
1997 Tony Fisher RB Euclid Notre Dame
1998 Ryan Brewer RB Troy South Carolina
1999 Bam Childress DB-WR-KR St. Peter Chanel Ohio State
2000 Jeff Backes RB-DB Upper Arlington Northwestern
2001 Maurice Clarett RB Warren G. Harding Ohio State
2002 Ben Mauk QB Kenton Wake Forest
2003 Ray Williams RB Cleveland Benedictine West Virginia
2004 Tyrell Sutton RB Archbishop Hoban Northwestern
2005 Delone Carter RB Copley Syracuse
2006 Brandon Saine RB Piqua Ohio State
2007 Bart Tanski QB Mentor Bowling Green
2008 Erick Howard[2] RB North Canton Hoover None (committed to Akron)
2009 Erick Howard[3] RB North Canton Hoover None (committed to Akron)
2010 Akise Teague[4] RB-DB-KR Youngstown Ursuline Cincinnati
2011 Maty Mauk QB Kenton Missouri
Eastern Kentucky
2012 Mitchell Trubisky QB Mentor North Carolina
2013 Dante Booker Jr. LB St. Vincent - St. Mary Ohio State
2014 Joe Burrow QB Athens Ohio State
2015 Keishaun Sims RB DB Perry Ashland
2016 Michael Warren II RB Toledo Central Catholic Cincinnati
2017 Joey Baughman QB Wadsworth Elon
2018 Cade Stover SS/RB Lexington Ohio State
2019 Evan Prater QB Wyoming Cincinnati