High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Service High

Eye on POY: Alaska football

November, 17, 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.

A.J. Hull
Senior quarterback/defensive back, Kenai Central (Kenai, AK)

2011 Team record: 6-4
2011 Team standing: Won Medium School state title

2011 COMP-ATT (%)-YDs: 32-102 (31.3)-816
2011 TDs-INTs: 9-9
2011 Carries-YDs (AVG.)-TDs: 162-933 (5.8)-14


2011 Tackles: 96
2011 Interceptions: 6

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Undecided

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2009-2011 First Team All-State selection; 2009-2011 First Team All-Conference selection; Set school record for career touchdowns with 44.

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