Westlake Sam Ehlinger (4) looks for a receiver in the end zone for a touchdown against North Mesquite during the Class 6A, Division I regional playoff game at Waco ISD Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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2017 commit Sam Ehlinger named AP’s player of the year

Posted December 18th, 2015


On the heels of being named Texas’ 6A offensive player of the year, 2017 commit quarterback Sam Ehlinger was tabbed as the state’s top football player.

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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