Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, along with Wells Fargo and in conjunction with the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl 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 are named. Fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2018 Mr. Texas Football Award presented by Wells Fargo will be announced prior to the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.
Former winners of the award include 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Oklahoma State freshman QB Spencer Sanders took home the award in 2017.
The 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents.
This week's candidates:
2018 Week-by-Week Winners:
Week 1: Austin Phillips, Wolfforth Frenship
2017 Week-by-Week Winners:
Week 1: Christian Huey, Sundown
Week 2: Ender Freeman, Abilene Cooper
Week 3: Tyrees Whitfield, Abilene Cooper
Week 4: Wesley Huitt, Mildred
Week 5: Jaquan Jackson, DeKalb
Week 6: Reese Mason, Magnolia
Week 7: Chad Reeves, Daingerfield
Week 8: Matt Gadek, McKinney
Week 9: Zach Gomez, La Villa
Week 10: Dylan Davidson, Bay City
Week 11: LaDavion Johnson, Linden-Kildare
Week 12: Riley Russell, Texas High
Week 13: Jeff Williams, Tidehaven
Week 14: Keyshawn Johnson, Falls City