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Hallettsville running back and 2021 Texas signee Jonathon Brooks was named Mr. Texas Football on Tuesday by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine and the Mecari Texas Bowl. Mr. Texas Football honors the high school player of the year within the state of Texas.
Brooks ran for 3530 yards and 62 touchdowns during Hallettsville’s run to the UIL 3A Division I state championship game. In a November 27 game versus Lorena, Brooks carried the ball 27 times for 501 yards and nine touchdowns during a 61-48 win. In a state championship loss to Tuscola Jim Ned, Brooks had 36 carries for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and was named the game’s offensive MVP despite the loss.
He tied Jonathan Gray’s single-season scoring record of 70 touchdowns during the Brahmas’ campaign.
Former Longhorn signees to win the award include Garrett Gilbert in 2008 and Gray in 2011.
Photo courtesy of the Victoria Advocate/Emree Weaver