HOUSTON – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the leading publication for all things football in Texas, and the TaxAct Texas Bowl proudly announce the 25 semifinalists for the Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year Award.
Mr. Texas Football annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. Each week, fans are given a chance to vote for the player of the week on TexasFootball.com. At the end of the high school football season, 10 finalists will be named. Fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2021 Mr. Texas Football Award will be announced prior to the TaxAct Texas Bowl, which will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston on January 4th, 2022 and will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents.
Former winners of the award include 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick QB Kyler Murray (2013 and 2014 winner, Allen), 2012 Heisman Trophy winner QB Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns RB Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), former Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated), current Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders (2017 winner, Denton Ryan) and former Dallas Cowboys QB Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Hallettsville and Texas Longhorns RB Jonathon Brooks took home the award in 2020.
2021 Mr. Texas Football Semifinalists
QB Collin Bishop, Childress
QB Major Bowden, China Spring
QB Bishop Davenport, Spring
RB Ernest Davila, Poteet
RB Seth Davis, Katy
WR Coy Eakin, Stephenville
ATH Major Everhart, Amarillo Tascosa
QB Kanon Gibson, Wink
WR Matthew Golden, Klein Cain
RB Ollie Gordon, Euless Trinity
DL AJ Holmes, Spring Westfield
QB Josh Hoover, Rockwall-Heath
QB Jett Huff, College Station
ATH Ashton Jeanty, Frisco Lone Star
QB Cade Klubnik, Austin Westlake
QB Braedyn Locke, Rockwall
QB Austin Novosad, Dripping Springs
RB Reuben Owens, El Campo
ATH Harold Perkins, Cy Park
RB Richard Reese, Bellville
RB Re'Shaun Sanford, Killeen Harker Heights
QB Brandon Tennison, Gilmer
QB Conner Weigman, Bridgeland
RB Xavier Wishert, Jim Ned
RB Makhilyn Young, Midland Legacy
About the TaxAct Texas Bowl
The TaxAct Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The bowl has showcased teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences, since 2014. The TaxAct Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over its first 14 years as it is the fifth-most attended bowl game in the country since 2016. The bowl generates over $30 million annually for the Houston economy and has donated nearly $2 million in financial support and millions more in promotional support to DePelchin Children’s Center, the bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.
About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
For more than 60 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more.
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Past winners of the award:
2019: WR, Marvin Mims, Frisco Lone Star
2018: QB, Landry Gilpin, Mission Veterans Memorial
2017: QB Spencer Sanders, Denton Ryan
2016: QB Roshauud Paul, Bremond
2015: QB Jett Duffey, Mansfield Lake Ridge
2014: QB Kyler Murray, Allen
2013: QB Kyler Murray, Allen
2012: RB Dontre Wilson, DeSoto
2011: RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo
2010: QB Johnny Manziel, Kerrville Tivy
2009: QB Darian “Stump” Godfrey, Gilmer
2008: QB Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis
2007: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Lamar Consolidated