Metro's Andrew Hearon named Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Friday, December 02, 2011
12/02/11 at 6:34 AM
Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon was named on Thursday as the Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year.
Hearon guided the Patriots (12-1) to a berth in the Class 3A quarterfinals. He completed 241-of-365 passes for 3,719 yards and 42 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Hearon also rushed for 375 yards and four TDs.
"It's an incredible honor," Metro coach Jared McCoy said.
McCoy informed Hearon while Hearon was in the Honors Physics class that McCoy teaches. Hearon has a 4.59 weighted grade point average.
The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. He has volunteered locally for his church, as a youth football coach and as an Eagle Scout.
During the past two seasons, Hearon has passed for 7,619 yards and 91 TDs. He led Metro to its first semifinal appearance in 2010.
"It's nice to see all his hard work pay off," McCoy said. "He's had a great body of work over the last two years, and it's great to see it recognized. "
Recent winners include Mustang's David Glidden in 2010, Central's Demarco Cobbs in 2009, Midwest City's Tim Flanders in 2008 and Jenks' Mark Ginther in 2007. Oklahoma City Heritage Hall's Wes Welker was the national winner in 1999.
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