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Johnathan Gray named Mr. Football USA

Updated: January 20, 2011, 7:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Running back Johnathan Gray, who led Aledo High School to a second consecutive Texas state title, was named ESPN RISE Mr. Football USA national player of the year Thursday.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior rushed for 3,221 yards on 351 carries and set a Texas single-season record for rushing touchdowns with 59. He scored 368 points.

The previous record was 57, set in 1953 by Kenneth Hall of Sugar Land, Texas.

"Every season, my goal is to get faster, stronger and better,'' ...

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