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Tompkins’ Milroe one of 25 semifinalists for prestigious state award

By Dennis Silva II | Sports Editor
Posted 11/13/20

Tompkins senior quarterback Jalen Milroe is one of 25 semifinalists for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year award.

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Tompkins senior quarterback Jalen Milroe is one of 25 semifinalists for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year award.

The award recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. At the end of the season, 10 finalists will be named, and fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football.

The winner of the award will be announced prior to the 2020 Texas Bowl, which will be played December 31 at NRG Stadium.

Past award winners include Kyler Murray (2013, 2014), Johnny Manziel (2010) and Garrett Gilbert (2008). Oklahoma receiver Marvin Mims won the award last season.

Milroe, an Alabama commit, has completed 55 of 89 passes this season (61.8 percent) for 865 yards and seven touchdowns to one interception for the 6-0 Falcons, who are ranked No. 7 in the state and No. 25 nationally. His marquee win came last week against Katy, when he completed 17 of 23 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns to no interceptions. It was Katy’s first district loss since Nov. 8, 2008.

Milroe has not thrown an interception since the Falcons’ Week 1 win at Magnolia on Sept. 25. He has completed passes of 45, 49, 50 and 58 yards this season.

“Experience is the best teacher,” said Milroe, a three-year varsity starter. “I’ve been around the game now, so I know it well. From being on the field and in the film room, that all builds. Now the talk on our team is how we get past that third round. The Houston area has great competition and we keep learning. We’re trying to figure that out as a program, and it continues with preparation now. We’re fighting for that state championship.”

The other 24 semifinalists are:

>> JoJo Earle, Aledo ATH

>> Conner Weigman, Bridgeland QB

>> Cash Jones, Brock RB

>> Ryder Hernandez, Cedar Park QB

>> Andrew Body, Corpus Christi Miller QB

>> JaTavion Sanders, Denton Ryan ATH

>> Behren Morton, Eastland QB

>> Garrett Nussmeier, Flower Mound Marcus QB

>> Dematrius Davis, North Shore QB

>> Dane Jentsch, Grandview QB

>> Ed Bobino, Huntsville DT

>> Cole Andrus, Jourdanton QB

>> Ace Whitehead, Lampasas QB

>> Jordan Jenkins, Lindale RB

>> Kolt Schuckers, Lindsay QB

>> Sawyer Robertson, Lubbock Coronado QB

>> Roddrell Freeman, Mart ATH

>> Steve Johnson, Port Lavaca Calhoun RB

>> De’shon Goodley, Rankin RB

>> Braedyn Locke, Rockwall QB

>> Eddie Lee Marburger, Sharyland Pioneer QB

>> Quinn Ewers, Southlake Carroll QB

>> Clayton Smith, Texarkana Texas High LB

>> Zach Hrbacek, Troy RB

Milroe is one of three semifinalists to be named from the Greater Houston area.

“It’s a blessing,” Milroe said. “All thanks to God throughout this journey. Through the process, it’s a lot of hard work, grit and want-to. Commitment to the grind is important. Get one percent better each and every day and you’ll get to that 100 percent, and that 100 percent is your long-term goals.”

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