16 nominees revealed for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

16 nominees revealed for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

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16 nominees revealed for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

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Clinton's Cam Akers (3) jumps to avoid Northwest Rankin's Harrison Tharpe (44) as Northwest Rankin's Malik Holbert (5) closes in for the tackle in the second quarter. Northwest Rankin and Clinton played in a Class 6A football game on Friday, October 14, 2016. Photo by Keith Warren

Cam Akers of Clinton (Miss.) is among the 16 nominees. (Photo: Keith Warren, Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Four running backs and three quarterbacks were among 16 players nominated for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding senior high school football player.

The field will be narrowed to six finalists on Monday, Nov. 28 and the award will be presented during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show Jan. 6 in San Antonio, the night before the Army Bowl.

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The four running backs are Cam Akers (Clinton, Miss.), Eno Benjamin (Wylie, Texas), Ty Chandler (Montgomery Bell, Nashville) and Najee Harris, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit from Antioch, Calif.

The quarterbacks are Myles Brennan (St. Stanislaus; Bay St. Louis, Miss.); Jake Froom (Houston County; Warner Robins, Ga.) and Tate Martell (Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas).

Here is the complete list of 16 nominees:

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

CITY

STATE

Cam Akers

RB

Clinton High School

Clinton

MS

Eno Benjamin

RB

Wylie East High School

Wylie

TX

Myles Brennan

QB

St. Stanislaus High School

Bay St. Louis

MS

Ty Chandler

RB

Montgomery Bell Academy

Nashville

TN

Jake Fromm

QB

Houston County High School

Warner Robbins

GA

Najee Harris

RB

Antioch High School

Antioch

CA

Tee Higgins

WR

Oak Ridge High School

Oak Ridge

TN

Anthony Hines

LB

Plano East High School

Plano

TX

Ty Jones

WR

Provo High School

Provo

UT

Richard LeCounte

DB

Liberty County High School

Riceboro

GA

Tate Martell

QB

Bishop Gorman High School

Las Vegas

NV

Tadarian Moultry

LB

Jackson-Olin High School

Birmingham

AL

Jaelan Phillips

DL

Redlands East Valley High School

Redlands

CA

Foster Sarell

OL

Graham-Kapowsin High School

Graham

WA

Aubrey Solomon

DL

Lee County High School

Leesburg

GA

Shaun Wade

DB

Trinity Christian Academy

Jacksonville

FL

 

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