Metro Christian's Andrew Hearon honored as Gatorade's state player of the year
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon passed for more than 3,000 yards, led his team to an undefeated regular season and today was named Gatorade's high school football state player of the year.
The senior quarterback completed 241-of-365 attempts for 3,695 yards. He had 42 touchdowns passes and just five interceptions. He led Metro to a 10-0 regular season and a 12-0 start before a Class 3A quarterfinal loss to Anadarko.
Hearon is the first Metro Christian player to win the award, which goes to players who display "athletic excellence and high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field," according to Gatorade.
Hearon has a 4.59 grade point average. He is a guitarist, has volunteered locally on behalf of his church and is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
Hearon is a finalist for the national football player of the year award, which will be announced this month.
Hearon has passed for 91 touchdowns in the last two seasons. He led the state with 3,900 passing yards and a single-season state record 49 touchdown passes as a junior in 2010.
Hearon hasn't decided on his college choice.
The Gatorade player of the year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport.
Hearon joins recent players of the year Mustang's David Glidden (2010), Central's Demarco Cobbs (2009), Midwest City's Timothy Flanders (2008) and Jenks' and Mark Ginther (2007).
Andrew Hearon was named state player of the year and has passed for 91 touchdowns in the last two seasons. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World