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State honors are tied to high school players’ regular-season achievements. Ehlinger threw for 2,436 yards for a Westlake team that finished 9-1 in qualifying for the Class 6A, Division I playoffs from District 14-6A. He rushed for 748 yards and ran or passed for 48 touchdowns to pace an offense that averaged 44.2 points per game.
He beat out a 10-player field featuring Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback Jett Duffey, Canadian quarterback Tanner Schafer and Cameron Yoe running back Traion Smith for the all-classification award.
The APSE player of the year recipients since the award was first handed out in 2007:
2007: Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Rosenberg Lamar
2008: Garrett Gilbert, QB, Lake Travis
2009: Scotty Young, QB, Denton Ryan
2010: Johnny Manziel, QB, Kerrville Tivy
2011: Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo
2012: Kenny Hill, QB, Southlake Carroll
2013: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse
2014: Kyler Murray, QB, Allen
2015: Sam Ehlinger, QB, Westlake
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