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Jackson Hole High School's Theo Dawson named Gatorade's Wyoming Player of the Year

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Theo Dawson of Jackson Hole High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Football Player of the Year. Dawson is the second Gatorade Wyoming Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Jackson Hole High School. According to the release issued by the national program, the award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Dawson is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award announced in December. The releases states that "the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior running back rushed for 2,283 yards and 27 touchdowns on 254 carries this past season, leading the Broncs to a 9-1 record and the Class 3A semifinals. Dawson averaged 9.0 yards per carry and also contributed 61 tackles on defense." Dawson has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the classroom. He has served as a Sunday School teacher and a tutor and has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and youth football programs. “Dawson is one of the best I’ve seen,” said Todd Weber, head coach at Worland High. “He’s big and solid and hard to bring down.” Dawson remains undecided upon a collegiate destination. *Feature Photo: Theo Dawson with the ball at the Jackson vs. Riverton game on Nov. 1. h/t DeNesha Jay Anderson / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #gameticker