Who are the Gatorade high school football players of the year in each state?

The Gatorade high school state players of the year were announced on Thursday, an honor the sports drink company gives to the top boy and girl athlete by sport in each state.

Athletes are honored in football, volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls soccer, softball, baseball and boys and girls track and field. One winner from each sport is then chosen as the Gatorade National Player of the Year, based on the criteria of athletic excellence, academics and character, the sports drink company says.

Here are Gatorade Players of the Year for football in each state for 2020-2021:

Alabama: Conner Harrell

High school: Thompson High School

City: Alabaster, Ala.

More info: 6-foot-1, quarterback, junior

College: Uncommitted

Alaska: Jordan Holland

High school: East Anchorage

City: Anchorage, Alaska

More info: 5-foot-10, wide receiver/defensive back, senior

College: Oregon

Arizona: Ty Thompson

High school: Mesquite

City: Gilbert, Ariz.

More info: 6-foot-4, quarterback, senior

College: Oregon

Arkansas: Austin Ledbetter

(Photo by Jimmy Jones)

High school: Bryant

City: Bryant, Ark.

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback, senior

College: Arkansas (baseball)

California: Malachi Nelson

High school: Los Alamitos

City: Los Alamitos, Calif.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, sophomore

College: Uncommitted

Colorado: Gavin Sawchuk

High school: Valor Christian

City: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

More info: 5-foot-11, running back, junior

College: Uncommitted

Connecticut: Wilfredo Aybar

High school: Cheshire Academy

City: Cheshire, Conn.

More info: 6-foot-4, defensive end, junior

College: Uncommitted

Delaware: Aidan Sanchez

High school: Smyrna

City: Smyrna, Del.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: Kutztown University

District of Columbia: Trey Jamison

High school: Gonzaga College

City: Washington D.C.

More info: 6-foot-2, linebacker, senior

College: Navy

Florida: James Williams

High school: American Heritage

City: Plantation, Fla.

More info: 6-foot-5, safety, senior

College: Miami

Georgia: Brock Vandagriff

High school: Prince Avenue Christian

City: Bogart, Ga.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: Georgia

Hawaii: Titus Mokiao-Atimalala

High school: Campbell

City: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

More info: 6-foot-1, wide receiver/defensive end, senior

College: Central Florida

Idaho: Ben Ford

Ben Ford, Eagle
(Photo by Loren Orr)

High school: Eagle

City: Eagle, Idaho

More info: 5-foot-11, quarterback/safety, senior

College: Boise State

Illinois: Athan Kaliakmanis

High school: Antioch Community

City: Antioch, Ill.

More info: 6-foot-4, quarterback, senior

College: Minnesota

Indiana: Carson Steele

High school: Center Grove

City: Greenwood, Ind.

More info: 6-foot-2, running back, senior

College: Ball State

Iowa: Cooper Dejean

High school: Oabcig

City: Ida Grove, Iowa

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback/safety, senior

College: Iowa

Kansas: Lem Wash

High school: Derby

City: Derby, Kan.

More info: 6-foot, running back, senior

College: Tennessee Tech

Kentucky: Jager Burton

High school: Frederick Douglass

City: Lexington, Ky.

More info: 6-foot-4, offensive tackle, senior

College: Kentucky

Louisiana: Walker Howard

High school: St. Thomas More

City: Lafayette, La.

More info: 6-foot-1, quarterback, junior

College: LSU

Maine: Wyatt Hathaway

High school: Leavitt Area

City: Turner, Maine

More info: 5-foot-10, quarterback, senior

College: Unknown

Maryland: Demeioun Robinson

High school: Quince Orchard

City: Gaithersburg, Md.

More info: 6-foot-4, defensive end/linebacker, senior

College: Maryland

Massachusetts: Owen McGowan

High school: Catholic Memorial

City: West Roxbury, Mass.

More info: 6-foot-1, linebacker/fullback/quarterback, senior

College: Boston College

Michigan: Donovan Edwards

High school: West Bloomfield

City: West Bloomfield, Mich.

More info: 5-foot-1, running back, senior

College: Michigan

Minnesota: Trey Feeney

High school: Moorhead

City: Moorhead, Minn.

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback, senior

College: North Dakota

Mississippi: Ty Keyes

Ty Keyes
(Photo by Keith Warren)

High school: Taylorsville

City: Taylorsville, Miss.

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback, senior

College: Southern Mississippi

Missouri: Mekhi Wingo

High school: De Smet Jesuit

City: St. Louis, Mo.

More info: 6-foot-1, defensive tackle, senior

College: Missouri

Montana: Dylan Rollins

High school: Sentinel

City: Missoula

More info: 6-foot-5, offensive lineman, senior

College: BYU

Nebraska: Cole Payton

High school: Westside

City: Omaha, Neb.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: North Dakota State

Nevada: Elijah Tau-Tolliver

High school: Reed

City: Sparks, Nev.

More info: 6-foot-1, running back/linebacker, senior

College: Sacramento State

New Hampshire: Curtis Harris-Lopez

High school: Nashua North

City: Nashua, N.H.

More info: 6-foot, quarterback/free safety, senior

College: Holy Cross

New Jersey: Audric Estime

High school: St. Joseph Regional

City: Montvale, N.J.

More info: 6-foot-1, running back, senior

College: Notre Dame

New Mexico: Luke Wysong

High school: Cleveland

City: Rio Rancho, N.M.

More info: 5-foot-10, wide receiver/defensive end, senior

College: New Mexico

New York: Clever Lubin

High school: Suffern

City: Suffern, N.Y.

More info: 6-foot-3, runnning back/defensive back, senior

College: Army

North Carolina: Jalon Walker

High school: Salisbury

City: Salisbury, N.C.

More info: 6-foot-2, linebacker, junior

College: Georgia

North Dakota: Andrew Leingang

High school: Century

City: Bismarck, N.D.

More info: 6-foot-6, lineman, senior

College: Kansas State

Ohio: Corey Kiner

High school: Roger Bacon

City: Cincinnati, Ohio

More info: 5-foot-10, running back, senior

College: LSU

Oklahoma: Kendal Daniels

High school: Beggs

City: Beggs, Okla.

More info: 6-foot-4, safety/wide receiver, senior

College: Oklahoma State

Oregon: Cole Prusia

(Photo by Taylor Balkom)

High school: Tualatin

City: Tualatin, Ore.

More info: 6-foot-3, wide receiver/defensive back, junior

College: Oregon State

Pennsylvania: Kyle McCord

High school: St. Joseph’s Preparatory

City: Philadelphia, Penn.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: Ohio State

Rhode Island: Sam Baddoo

High school: Classical

City: Providence, R.I.

More info: 5-foot-10, running back/defensive back, senior

College: Brown

South Carolina: Trent Pearman

High school: D.W. Daniel

City: Central, S.C.

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback, junior

College: Uncommitted

South Dakota: Tate Johnson

High school: Brandon Valley

City: Brandon, S.D.

More info: 5-foot-10, running back, senior

College: Augustana

Tennessee: Prince Kollie

High school: David Crockett

City: Jonesborough, Tenn.

More info: 6-foot-2, linebacker/running back, senior

College: Notre Dame

Texas: Sawyer Robertson

High school: Coronado

City: Lubbock, Tex.

More info: 6-foot-4, quarterback, senior

College: Mississippi State

Utah: Jaxson Dart

High school: Corner Canyon

City: Draper, Utah

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: USC

Vermont: Gavin Johnson

High school: Mount Anthony Union

City: Bennington, Vt.

More info: 6-foot-3, wide receiver/safety, senior

College: Pitt State

Virginia: Kelvin Gilliam

High school: Highland Springs

City: Highland Springs, Va.

More info: 6-foot-4, defensive end, senior

College: Oklahoma

Washington: Sam Huard

(Photo by Vince Miller)

High school: Kennedy Catholic

City: Burien, Wash.

More info: 6-foot-2, quarterback, senior

College: Washington

West Virginia: Blake Hartman

High school: Musselman

City: Inwood, W.V.

More info: 6-foot, running back/defensive back, senior

College: Lehigh

Wisconsin: Hunter Wohler

High school: Muskego

City: Muskego, Wisc.

More info: 6-foot-2, safety, senior

College: Wisconsin

Wyoming: Graedyn Buell

High school: Cheyenne East

City: Cheyenne, Wyo.

More info: 6-foot-3, quarterback, senior

College: Uncommitted

(Lead photo by Vince Miller)

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