4Quartersonline.com presents the 2011 Player of Year Awards & Superlatives. It was a memorable season with many highlights by some of the best student-athletes from some of the best teams in the state of Florida. Listed below is the 4Quartersonline.com Players of the Year and Superlatives.
2011 4Q PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MATT DOBSON – NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN
Dobson, the 6-foot-1, 205 pound quarterback, is a very talented pass of the football, but his best attributes may be his knowledge of the game and his ability to extend the play with his legs. He puts a very nice spin on the football and throws with accuracy. When necessary, he shows off his athleticism and picks up a great deal of yards with his legs. Dobson, who has 4.54 40-yard dash speed, threw for 2,509 yards and 26 touchdowns and ran for 828 yards and 15 touchdowns for NFC.
2011 4Q DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KADEEM “PONCHO” THOMAS – GODBY
A tackling machine for the Godby Cougars. Thomas racked up 142 tackles as a senior and helped his team to a 9-3 record and a spot in the second round of the state playoffs. With a total of 143 stops as a junior, ranking sixth in the state in tackles, Thomas was named the Area Defensive Player of the Year. One of the nation’s top 40 inside linebackers by Rivals.com, 24/7 Sports and ESPN. Kadeem played for the winning North team in the Florida North-South All-Star Game sponsored by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.
2011 4Q OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LEE WILLIAMS – MACLAY
He is the school’s first football signee and He also holds every rushing record in the, albeit short, history of Maclay football. And yet Lee Williams had only finished 5 complete games in the 2011 season. Known for his amazing speed on the track as well as the 2,000 plus yards he notched on the football field, Lee Williams alongside his parents, put on a green Florida A&M cap which served as an exclamation point to a stellar high school athletic career. “Lee is a tremendous young man.”, Exclaimed Maclay Marauder head coach Kyler Hall. “He’s a four year varsity letterman and hes always set an example for his teammates. He always gives his offensive linemen the credit. He’s a very humble young man and a leader.”
“MR. VERSATILE” AWARD: ALPHONSO FOOTMAN – JEFFERSON COUNTY
Award given to the student-athlete who posses the unique ability to play at a high level from almost any position on the field.
“POWER PLAYER” AWARD: DEJUAN HOLTON – FAMU HIGH
Given to the student-athlete who on the field efforts are a considerable factor behinds his teams success.
“IMPACT PLAYER” AWARD: DALLAS GRIFFTHS – NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN
Given to the student-athlete who’s presence on the field causes a notable shift in game play for his team and their opponents.
“MR. CLUTCH” AWARD: RAPHAEL ANDRADES – LINCOLN
Given to the student-athlete who has the unique ability to consistently make big plays in key situations.
UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR: JONATHAN VICKERS – NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN
Given to the most outstanding underclassmen student-athlete of any position in our area.
“THE SECRET WEAPON” AWARD: MO WILLIAMS – GODBY
Though he may play with other notable talent, this award goes to the student-athlete who has quietly but steadily made a big impact.
COMEBACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: JACOB GRAY – FLORIDA HIGH
Awarded to the student-athlete who had the biggest impact for his team after missing significant playing time due to injury.
ACADEMIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: HAL WEAVER – SUWANNEE
Given to the student-athlete who has maintained the highest GPA on his team while showing great dedication to other academic areas throughout his career.
GAME OF THE YEAR: WAKULLA vs. PASCO: 5A STATE SEMI-FINAL
(Wakulla 41 – Pasco 38 triple overtime)
While every contest my have several key moments or big plays, This award is given to the team that overcomes adversity on the biggest stage to claim a signature win.