He’s already enrolled at Texas A&M, but the awards continue to roll-in for former Allen quarterback Kyler Murray.
The National High School Coaches Association, which annually honors student-athletes in 20 boys and girls sports, has named Murray as its 2015 National Senior Athlete of the Year in football. It’s the 16th straight year that the NHSCA has handed-out its Senior Athlete of the Year Awards. The NHSCA award is presented in cooperation with High School Football America.
Murray was front-and-center in 2014 as he and his teammates captured the school’s third straight Texas state championship and third straight High School Football America “mythical” national title.
The dual-threat QB was 42-0 as a starter for Allen. Last year, Murray threw for 4,713 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,495 yards and 25 TDs. Off-the-field, in addition to donating his time as a youth football instructor, he has volunteered locally as part of the Reading with the Eagles youth literacy-outreach and anti-bullying programs. He also serves as a mentor to several student team managers with special needs.
Below is the list of past winners of the NHSCA Senior National Football Player of the Year Award:
2014 – Leonard Fournette – St. Augustine HS, Louisiana
2013- Derrick Henry – Yulee HS, Florida
2012 – Jonathan Gray – Aledo HS, Texas
2011 – Johnny Manziel – Tivy HS, Texas
2010 – Seantrel Henderson – Cretin-Derham Hall, Minnesota
2009 – Garrett Gilbert – Lake Travis HS, Texas
2008 – Terrell Pryor – Jeannette HS, Pennsylvania
2007 – John Brantley – Trinity Catholic HS, Florida
2006 – John Dergo – Morris HS, Illinois
2005 – Greg Paulus – Christian Brothers Academy, New York
2004 – Jeff Byers – Loveland HS, Colorado
2003 – Austin Scott – Parkland HS, Pennsylvania
2002 – Lorenzo Booker – St. Bonaventure HS, California
2001 – Tyler Bell – Ventura HS, California
2000 – David Beck – Lockport HS, New York