Kell running back and safety Brian Randolph has been named as the Gatorade football player of the year in Georgia.
Randolph rushed for 1,068 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 414 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, he had 162 tackles – 98 solo – and four interceptions. He led his team to a region title and 12-1 finish.
Randolph, who has committed to Tennessee, has a 4.1 GPA, another factor in his getting the award.
That’s the first of at least three major statewide player-of-the-year awards that Georgia players will receive this year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press also have their awards.
Aside from Randolph, here are five other top candidates for those awards. Are there others?
lTim Byerly, Chattahoochee: Byerly has been the Cameron Newton of Class AAAA football. He is 140-of-205 passing for 2,332 yards and 29 touchdowns and has thrown only two interceptions. He has rushed for 1,263 yards and 19 touchdowns.
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