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2009 Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year Award Finalists Announced
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TAMPA, Florida - The Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year Award announed today the finalists for the 2009 Award. Each of the five Finalists have exhibited the characteristics and athleticism to be recognized as one of the top Quarterbacks in 2009 high school football season.
 
The five finalists are: Blake Bell (Bishop Carroll Catholic High School - Wichita, KS), Dylan Favre (Saint Stanislaus College - Bay Saint Louis, MS), Jake Heaps (Skyline HS - Sammamish, WA), Austin Hinder (Steamboat Springs HS - Steamboat Springs, CO), Nick Montana (Oaks Chrisitian HS - Westlake Village, CA).

Fans can continue to show their support for the Award finalists by emailing their votes to the DeBartolo Sports University Awards Committee, along with an explanation as to why the Finalist they voted for should be recognized as the 2009 Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year. The winner will be announced during a special presentation in January 2010.

Finalists were chosen by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and the selection committee assembled by DeBartolo Sports University that includes Joe Dickinson , DeBartolo Sports University resident Quarterback coach and Tom Lemming, host of televisions “Tom Lemming’s Generation NEXT” and editor of “Prep Football Report”. Members of the media and selected representatives of the Award will vote on the winner through private balloting.

Montana is recognized by many experts as the greatest NFL quarterback of all-time and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Under the leadership of former San Francisco 49ers owner and DeBartolo Sports University founder Edward DeBartolo Jr., Montana led the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships in 1982, 1985, 1989 and 1990.

Says Montana, “Mr. DeBartolo and I share a special bond, and I’m honored that DeBartolo Sports University created this award in my name. I am looking forward to working with young quarterbacks as a mentor with the DeBartolo organization.”

Adds Dickinson, “Joe is the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL, and we couldn’t think of a more prestigious award for the country’s best high school quarterback.” He continues, “There’s great young talent ready to be discovered on a national level, and we feel that they should be recognized and acknowledged.”

DeBartolo Sports University would like to congratulate each of these young men for their football accomplishments. Below is a bit more information on each of the finalists.

Blake Bell

Blake Bell (Bishop Carroll Catholic High School - Wichita, KS)
The 6'6", 215lbs signal caller dominated teams through the air and on the ground. In 2009, Bell threw for 2,752 yards and 32 TD's with only 5 INT's. On the ground he rushed for 839 yards and an additional 22 TD's. Max Preps has recognized the University of Oklahoma commit as the #1 QB prospect and the #6 overall prospect (#3 by Scout.com and #5 by Rivals.com). Bell is the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, and carries a 3.0GPA. He will complete an impressive high school career (11-1 as senior, 20-3 overall) by playing in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game. Bell spent part of his off-season training with DeBartolo Sports University's resident QB Coach, Joe Dickinson.

Dylan Favre
Dylan Favre (Saint Stanislaus College - Bay Saint Louis, MS)
Favre is the nation's leader in passing (according to Max Preps). Also the nephew of NFL great Brett Favr, he holds 10 Mississippi State High School records. In 2009, he threw for 5,511 yards and 63 TD's (18 INT's). He carries a passer rating of 122. The 5'11", 185 lbs Quarterback currently has an offer from Southern Mississippi, but remains uncommitted.

 

Jake Heaps

Jake Heaps (Skyline High School- Sammamish, WA)
Heaps is the #1 QB prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com (#2 by Max Preps). 40-2 as a starter, Heaps is also a 3x state champion. In 2009, he threw for 3,191 yards and 45 TD's (7 INT's) with a passer rating of 122. The Brigham Young University commit, threw for 102 TD's during his Junior and Senior seasons. He was the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year, and carries a 3.91 GPA. Heaps spent part of his off-season training with DeBartolo Sports University's resident QB Coach Joe Dickinson. At 6'2" and 195 lbs, Heaps will complete an impressive high school career by playing in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

 

Austin Hinder
Austin Hinder (Steamboat Springs High School - Steamboat Springs, CO)
The 6'5", 215 lbs QB finished the 2009 High School season with 2205 yards passing, and 25 TD's (6 INT's). He also rushed for an additional 700 yards and 15 rushing TD's. He carries a 104 passer rating. A three year varsity starter, Hinder is rated the #5 QB by Scout.com, #5 QB by Max Preps, #7 QB by Rivals.com. At the 2008 Army National Combine, he was recognized as the top QB prospect in the country. He is the grandson of NFL Coaching legend Jim Hanifan. He will complete his high school career (13-1 as senior) by playing in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, before starting his college football career at Cal..

 

Nick Montana
Nick Montana (Oaks Chrisitian High School - Westlake Village, CA)
The son of NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana, Nick has inherited the traits of his father. As a starting Quarterback, Montana has lost only 1 game in his career. The 6'3", 195 lbs Quarterback finished an impressive 2009 year with 2400 passing yards, 34 TD's (10 INT's) and 116 passer rating. Throughout much of his high school career, Nick trained in the offseason with DeBartolo Sports University's resident QB Coach Joe Dickinson. His last game as a high school football player will be in the 2010 Under Armour All-America game. He will play his college football for the University of Washington.

 

About the Award:
The Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year award program was created to celebrate and recognize great quarterbacks around the country. As one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, DeBartolo Sports University celebrates Joe Montana for his dedication and commitment to the game and honors him each year by awarding and recognizing quarterbacks that possess a similar love for the game and for the position.

History:
2007 Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year: Matt Barkley (Mater Dei High School)
2008 Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year: Matt Barkley (Mater Dei High School)

About DeBartolo Sports University
DeBartolo Sports University is the amateur sports division of DeBartolo Sports and Entertainment. DeBartolo Sports University was founded by former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., the five-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Stanley Cup Champion. Regarded as the “players owner”, Mr. DeBartolo’s vision is to improve and help athletes and coaches realize their skills, talents and potentials through unparalleled, first-class developmental programs. For more information please visit: http://www.debartolosportsu.com

 

 

 
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