North Dakota Football POY: Layne Johs

North Dakota Football POY: Layne Johs

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North Dakota Football POY: Layne Johs

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THE WINNER: Layne Johs

THE BASICS

School: Bismarck (N.D.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Running back
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 210 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: He led the Demons to a 12-0 record and the Class AAA state championship this past season. Johs rushed for 1,990 yards and 32 touchdowns on 206 carries. He is a two-time First Team All-State selection and the Class AAA Senior Athlete of the Year.

Academic excellence: Johs has maintained a 3.40 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of his school choir, he has volunteered locally on behalf of flood relief efforts.

THE PRAISE

“Johs is a big, physical kid who can just explode and turn a routine play into a big gain,” said Barry Holmen, head coach at rival Minot (N.D.). “He runs really well between the tackles, but he also has breakaway speed.”

THE FUTURE: Johs remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

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