DALLAS (December 21, 2012)--Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill joins Johnny Manziel on a short list of Texas high school football stars and he plans on joining the Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M next year, too.
Hill was named the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors player of the year Friday after leading Carroll on another long playoff run a year after winning a Class 5A championship.
Manziel was the AP player of the year in 2010 at Kerrville Tivy.
A panel of sports writers and editors who cover high school football in Texas chose Hill, who has orally committed to the Aggies.
The son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill threw for 2,291 yards and 20 touchdowns during the regular season.
He had 905 yards rushing and 20 more scores.
Winners Of The Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Player Of The Year Award
2012: Kenny Hill, QB, Southlake Carroll
2011: Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo
2010: Johnny Manziel, QB, Kerrville Tivy
2009: Scotty Young, QB, Denton Ryan
2008: Garrett Gilbert, QB, Lake Travis
2007: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Rosenberg Lamar