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November 20, 2012

SCVarsity Player of the Year Finalists

With Football season less than two weeks from close, it is time to release the finalists for the SCVarsity.com Mr. Football - Player of the Year. Each of the five young men below performed outstanding in during the 2012 football season and this year's selection process was as difficult as any year that we've ever had. The winner will be announced Wednesday, November 28th on SCVarsity.com, as well as our Twitter feed @SCVarsity.

Player Position Hgt Wgt School Year
Bentley, Shuler QB 6'1 179 James F. Byrnes High School
Rodney, Zeke DT 6'1 260
South Pointe High School
Rudolph, Mason QB 6'5 200
Northwestern High School
Smith, Keiston
QB 6'1 240 Union County High School
Terry, Tramel WR 5'11 170 Goose Creek 2013

Dusty Rhodes and his team at Rhodes Companies will be sponsoring the award this year and will be providing a custome designed South Carolina Player of the Year award ring to the 2012 winner.

The Dusty Rhodes South Carolina Player of the Year by SCVarsity.com is open to all varsity level players - not just seniors. The list of candidates, as always, was impressive and very difficult for the voters to choose from. It is NOT an award that is based on the career of a player, but rather his performance in the current football season.

Below is a list of past winners of the award and where they went for their post-prep careers. Be watching Monday, August 6th, for the release of this year's preseason candidates.

Past Winners of SCVarsity.com's South Carolina Player of the Year

Year (Season)
Player, Position, High School
Post Prep Career
2011 Joey Copeland, QB, Gaffney High School SC State
2010 Jadaveon Clowney,DE, South Pointe High School South Carolina
2009 Marcus Lattimore, RB, James F. Byrnes High School South Carolina
2008 Stephon Gilmore, QB, South Pointe High School South Carolina, Buffalo Bills
2007 A.J. Green, WR, Summerville High School Georgia, Cincinatti Bengals
2006 Willy Korn, QB, James F. Byrnes High School Clemson, North Greenville
2005 Ricky Sapp, DE, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School Clemson, NY Jets
2004 Mike Davis, RB, Columbia High School South Carolina
2003 Sinclair Cannon, QB, Greer High School Tennessee
2002 Demetris Summer, RB, Lexington High School South Carolina, Calgary Stampeders, Dallas Cowboys
2001 *Syvelle Newton, QB, Marlboro County High School South Carolina, Kansas City Command (Arena)
2000 Roscoe Crosby, WR, Union High School Clemson
1999 Mark Logan, QB, Greenwood High School Georgia Tech, Greenville Force (Arena)
1998 Derrick Watson, RB, Palmetto High School South Carolina
1997 Chris Hope, DB, Rock Hill High School Florida State, Pittsburg Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons
*- won as an underclassman


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