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THE WINNER: McKenzie Milton
School: Mililani (Hawaii)
Weight: 185 pounds
Athletic achievement: He led the Trojans to a 14-0 record and the Division I state championship this past season. Milton passed for 3,392 yards and 35 touchdowns, completing 238-of-346 passes (69 percent) while throwing eight interceptions. He also rushed for 808 yards on 96 carries and another 12 touchdowns. The 2014 Oahu Interscholastic Association Blue Offensive Player of the Year, Milton passed for 421 yards and seven touchdowns in a 53-45 win over Punahou in the state championship game.
Academic excellence: Milton has maintained a 3.29 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally at a food bank and a homeless shelter in addition to participating in multiple community clean-up initiatives.
“McKenzie Milton is one of Hawaii’s most exciting football players to watch,” said Mililani head coach Rod York. “He is well-respected among his peers and he is one of the most liked student athletes on our campus. What makes him successful is his selflessness and humble attitude.”
THE FUTURE: Milton will be a senior next fall.