Every year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football honors the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas with the “Mr. Texas Football” award. This year’s winner is Spencer Sanders, a dual-threat quarterback committed to Oklahoma State.
DCTF Managing Editor Greg Tepper announced the award on Texas Football Today.
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Former winners of the award include Texas’ Garrett Gilbert and Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, Texas Tech’s Jett Duffey, and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel.
Sanders is the jewel in the crown of Oklahoma State’s class of 2018. The dynamic quarterback has shone at the high school level for the past two years before having his season ended in the state semifinals by Highland Park in each of the last two seasons. In the past two years at Denton Ryan, Sanders was a combined 28-2 in 30 total games. The pair of losses came by a combined 17 points.
Sanders’ season came to a close Saturday in a 45-35 loss to a Highland Park quarterbacked by John Stephen Jones, the grandson of Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones.
In the state semifinal game played Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Sanders passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 160 yards and two more scores.
Sanders will receive the honor during the Texas Bowl on December 27th.