High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: James Quick

Eye on POY: Kentucky football

November, 14, 2011
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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.

James Quick
File photo/ESPNHSTrinity junior James Quick is one of the finalists for Kentucky's Gatorade Football Player of the Year Award
James Quick
Junior wide receiver, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)

2011 Team record: 11-0
2011 Team standing: Class 6A quarterfinals vs. St. Xavier on Nov. 18; No. 5 ranked team on ESPNHS FAB 50

2011 Catches-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 65-1,179 (18.1)-16

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: Ranked No. 7 in state history in career receptions. Team has outscored opponents 544-83. ESPNU Top 150 Class of 2013 recruit. 2010 state championship game Most Valuable Player. 2010 First Team All-State selection as a sophomore.

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