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LSU, Florida commits on Parade Player of Year short list

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Florida commitment Will Grier accounted for 90 touchdowns this year. LSU commit Trey Quinn broke a national high school record for career receiving yardage.

Both could be named the 50th Parade Magazine Player of the Year–the granddaddy national player of the year honor. The Parade All-American team goes back to the days of President John F. Kennedy, and players like Dan Marino, John Elway, Cris Carter, Eric Dickerson and Emmit Smith have all been on the team.

If Grier or Quinn take the honor, they will be the third straight Parade winner from the SEC. Last year, current Alabama RB Derrick Henry won it after breaking a 60-year old career rushing yardage record for high school football, while in 2011, current Mizzou WR Dorial Green-Beckham captured the honor after setting the national record for career receiving yardage–the same record Quinn broke just a few weeks ago. When Green-Beckham broke it, it had stood for nearly 15 years.

Here’s a look at the list of finalists, with just weeks remaining in the season for several of the candidates:

Parade Magazine’s 50th team–Player of the Year candidates

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  1. Didn’t Jeff Driskel win this or was it only Florida player of the year?

    • Nope, I didn’t even put Driskel on first team … I actually put Manziel on first team ahead of Driskel, Braxton and several others who were 5 stars. Manziel was mostly rated a 3-star