High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Conrad Schwarzkopf

Eye on POY: North Dakota football

November, 20, 2011
The window on the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year race is closing, and time is running out for student-athletes to state their POY case. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program's selection process.

Devin Coyle
Senior Quarterback, Mandan High (Mandan, ND)

2011 Team record: 9-2
2011 Team standing: Lost in Class AAA semifinals

2011 COMP-ATT (%)-YDs: 79-155 (.510)-1,525
2011 TDs-INTs: 18-6

2011 Carries-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 70-428 (6.1)-8

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Western Dakota Association Senior Athlete of the Year; Second Team All-State in 2010; Team averaged 37.6 points per game.

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