Lake Travis Cavaliers' quarterback Hudson Card, a Texas pledge, was named as a finalist for the National Quarterback Club's High School Quarterback of the Year award. [John Gutierrez/for Statesman]

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Lake Travis QB and Texas pledge Hudson Card named to national watch list

Posted May 29th, 2019

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Hudson Card, an incoming quarterback at Lake Travis High School and a University of Texas pledge, has been named to the 2019 watch list for the prestigious High School Quarterback of the Year Award issued by the National Quarterback Club, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

Card joins Malik Hornsby of Fort Bend Marshall, Haynes King of Longview and Preston Stone of Dallas Parish Episcopal as the four quarterbacks from the state of Texas named to the watch list.

According to the website of the National Quarterback Club, the organization “recognize(s) outstanding athletes for their qualities and achievements on and off the playing field and serve as a model for comprehensive excellence in athletic achievement, academic success, and greater social affinity.”

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Card, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound dual threat, started at wide receiver for the Cavs as a sophomore in 2017 and amassed more than 1,000 yards receiving. A quarterback since Pop Warner football, Card showed no rust once he returned to his natural position behind center during his junior campaign. He threw for 3,543 yards and 50 touchdowns with four interceptions in 2018, and he ran for 619 yards and nine touchdowns.

He became Texas’ first commitment of the 2020 class on May 25, 2018.

“I (will be) a senior and the quarterback,” Card told the Statesman during spring football last month. “I take that responsibility seriously and it’s an honor to lead a program like Lake Travis. That’s part of the position that I enjoy. I feel like I’m growing as a leader for this team.”

Card recently qualified for the Elite 11 quarterback camp that coincides with The Opening, a competitive training session for elite football recruits June 30-July 3 in Frisco. Texas’ last quarterback commit to make it to the Elite 11 at The Opening was Sam Ehlinger, a product of Westlake.

The 2019 National Quarterback Club awards dinner and hall of fame induction ceremony will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Jan. 17. The ceremony will honor the 2019 National Quarterbacks of the Year in the high school, college and professional ranks.

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