U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

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2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl running back Adrian Peterson, awarded the 2003 Hall Trophy as the U.S. Army National Player of the Year.

The U.S. Army Player of the Year Award (also known as the Hall Trophy) 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.[1][better source needed] 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.

Past winners[edit]

Season Player Position High school City College NFL Team(s)
2000 Kevin Jones RB Cardinal O'Hara High School Springfield, Pennsylvania Virginia Tech Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears
2001 Lorenzo Booker RB St. Bonaventure High School Ventura, California Florida State Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears
2002 Chris Leak QB Independence High School Charlotte, North Carolina Florida Chicago Bears
2003 Adrian Peterson RB Palestine High School Palestine, Texas Oklahoma Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins
2004 Ryan Perrilloux QB East St. John High School Reserve, Louisiana LSU/Jacksonville State (none)
2005 Mitch Mustain QB Springdale High School Springdale, Arkansas Arkansas/USC (none)
2006 Jimmy Clausen QB Oaks Christian High School Westlake Village, California Notre Dame Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens
2007 Terrelle Pryor QB Jeannette Senior High School Jeannette, Pennsylvania Ohio State Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins
2008 Bryce Brown RB Wichita High School East Wichita, Kansas Tennessee/Kansas State Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks
2009 Dillon Baxter RB Mission Bay Senior High School San Diego, California USC/San Diego State/Baker (none)
2010 Demetrius Hart RB Dr. Phillips High School Orlando, Florida Alabama/Colorado State (none)
2011 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Hillcrest High School Springfield, Missouri Missouri Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles
2012 Max Browne QB Skyline High School Sammamish, Washington USC/Pittsburgh (none)
2013 Elijah Hood RB Charlotte Catholic High School Charlotte, North Carolina North Carolina Oakland Raiders
2014 Martez Ivey OT Apopka High School Apopka, Florida Florida New England Patriots
2015 Jacob Eason QB Lake Stevens High School Lake Stevens, Washington Georgia/Washington n/a
2016 Cam Akers RB Clinton High School Clinton, Mississippi Florida State n/a
2017 Trevor Lawrence QB Cartersville High School Cartersville, Georgia Clemson n/a
2018 Bru McCoy WR/LB Mater Dei Santa Ana, California USC/Texas n/a


  1. ^ Fournier, Annette M. (November 28, 2005), "Soldiers Can Get All-American Bowl Discounts", Army News Service, Archived from the original on September 4, 2009, 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.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)