Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill was announced Thursday as the 2012 Gatorade Texas Football Player of the Year.
The Texas A&M recruit has thrown for 2,918 yards, 26 touchdowns and rushed for another 1,192 yards, 28 scores through 12 games this season for the Dragons (11-1). In a press release, Gatorade also pointed out Hill's 3.38 GPA and involvement in several local good causes such as Young Men's Service League and the Special Olympics.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound senior is the second Dragon to win the award (Riley Dodge, 2007) and is eligible for the national trophy which will be announced in December. Aledo's Johnathan Gray, now at Texas, won the national award last season.
Hill, who was named offensive MVP in the 2011 Class 5A Division I state championship, will look to extend Carroll's eight-game playoff winning streak Saturday against Euless Trinity (10-2) in their regional semifinal matchup.
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