Clemson-bound Hunter Johnson is the 2016 IndyStar Mr. Football. The Brownsburg quarterback received 24 first-place votes Johnson from the Indiana Football Coaches Association ratings board. Center Grove running back/receiver Russ Yeast was the runner-up with 11 votes and Indianapolis Cathedral linebacker Pete Werner finished third with seven votes.
Johnson, who was a four-year starter for Brownsburg, threw for 2,233 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and rushed for 525 yards and three TDs. Johnson finished his career with 6,657 passing yards and 69 touchdown passes, both are school records.
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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.
Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.
Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.