Nook Canyon, Utah QB Jaxson Dart was named Gatorade Excessive College Soccer Participant of the 12 months
Jaxson Dart is the 2020-21 Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year.
Last fall, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior quarterback overtook 4,691 yards and 67 touchdowns, leading the Corner Canyon Chargers to a 14-0 record and the class 6A state championship. Dart completed 240 of 345 passes, threw only four interceptions and rushed to 128 carry for 1,195 yards and 12 touchdowns at the same time. He was also named MaxPreps National Player of the Year and Mr. Football by Deseret News.
Dart, who will play his college football at USC, has been listed by ESPN as the nation’s No. 19 recruit in the 2021 class.
The Utah State Player of the Year was one of three finalists for the award. Brock Vandagriff of Prince Avenue Christian, Georgia and Malachi Nelson of Los Alamitos, California were the other finalists for the 36th annual award.
The award recognizes not only outstanding sporting achievements, but also high academic achievements and exemplary character, which are demonstrated on and off the field.
Former Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year award winners have won six NFL MVP awards and have appeared in 31 Pro Bowls. Six winners were determined in the first round of the NFL Draft and two were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.