Lubbock Excessive Faculty soccer star wins Texas Gatorade POY
Gatorade Texas Football Player of the Year was announced as Sawyer Robertson of Lubbock Coronado. Not only is he Coronado’s first Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, I think he’s Lubbock’s first. In every sport.
Now, you could imagine that Texas Gatorade Player of the Year would go to a university in Texas to play his college athletics, but that’s not the case. Neither Texas Tech nor the Longhorns nor the TCU. Not even Baylor. Robertson will leave the state to play for Mike Leach in the state of Mississippi on SEC West.
In addition to being recognized for his dominance on the soccer field, Robertson is a classroom scholar who maintains a weighted GPA of 4.59 and has high standards for academic performance and exemplary character on and off the field.
Robertson joins previous Texas GPOY winners such as former Longhorn the Cedric Benson, gunslinger Matt Stafford of Los Angeles Rams, Spencer Sanders, quarterback for the Oklahoma state, and Kyler Murray, now quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL is playing, running back.
The 6-foot-4 senior played both baseball and soccer for the Mustangs, who had excelled in both areas but were a real highlight on the soccer field. Coronado went 12-1 in 2020 while Robertson completed more than 4,500 yards and 58 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. He also rushed to make five touchdowns, only for good reason. That means that Robertson was responsible for 378 points in 13 games.
Robertson was named All City Offensive Player of the Year. He was an All-State and All-State Academic Award winner and was named Ford Tough Player of the Year Class 5A.
If Robertson is promoted to the Texas GPOY, he can play it forward and give a local youth sports organization $ 1,000 and potentially get $ 10,000 for the same organization.
At playeroftheyear.gatorade.com, you can view all previous winners and winners from various states and sports.