For the second straight year, Southern Columbia’s Julian Fleming is Mr. PA Football for Class 1-3A. Fleming, who is already enrolled at Ohio State, was honored Saturday night at the Mr. PA Football award ceremony.
Fleming, who was the 2019 High School Football America/NHSCA Player of the Year, was a key cog in leading the Tigers to their third straight Pennsylvania high school football championship last season, which landed Southern Columbia as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America Small Schools Top 25 national rankings.
Fleming, who also named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year as a junior and senior, finished 2019 with 72 catches for 1,572 yards with 23 touchdowns. He was the No. 4 overall college football recruit in the Class of 2020, finishing his career as Pennsylvania’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.
Manheim Central quarterback Evan Simon won the Class 4-6A Mr. PA Football award. The Rutgers-bound Simon passed for over 2,600 yards with 25 touchdowns last season.
Manheim Central’s Evan Simon was emotional following his Mr. PA Football win pic.twitter.com/xH5wxvc2NV— Brian Linder (@SportsByBLinder) March 8, 2020
Parkland offensive lineman Nicholas Dawkins, son of former NBA player Darryl Dawkins, is the Big School Class 4-6A Lineman of the Year. Dawkins is already enrolled at Penn State. The Small School Class 1-3A Lineman of the Year award goes to Dayon Hayes of Westinghouse. Hayes will play at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Mr. PA Football award is voted on by fans and members of the media.