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Versatility carries Baxter to top of the class

Updated: February 5, 2010, 3:11 AM ET
By Mark Tennis and Doug Huff | ESPN RISE

This year's EA SPORTS Mr. Football USA National Player of the Year honor ended up being a choice between Mr. Football in California and Mr. Football in Florida.

Dillon Baxter of Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.) and Matt Elam of Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) turned in monster seasons. And while Elam played against arguably a stronger collection of opponents and led his team to a Class 5A state title, the record-breaking accomplishments of Baxter were too much to ignore. The 6-foot, ...

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