ALBANY For the next two weeks, albanyherald.com readers can vote on the area's top six football players from the 2011 season. At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, voting closes and in the Friday, Dec. 2 edition of the Albany Herald, the 2011 Player of the year will be announced. To vote, register at albanyherald.com. Registered members can vote once per hour on their favorite player until 5 p.m. Dec. 1.
Quarterback, Monroe High School
WHY HE’S HERE: Threw for 2,522 yards and 20 touchdowns this year, while leading Monroe to the Sweet 16 round of the Class AAA playoffs in his first season as the starter.
RB/DB, Seminole County High School
WHY HE’S HERE: With playoff games remaining, he has 1,648 rushing yards on 132 carries and 29 TDs. Also has eight receptions for 248 yards and 2 TDs. On defense, has made 54 tackles and has five interceptions with 75 return yards.
Quarterback, Westwood School
WHY HE’S HERE: With the state title game left to play, he has thrown for 1,670 yards, 19 TDs and has rushed for 735 yards and 8 TDs. Also has three interceptions, while leading his team to a 25-game winning streak and chance to win a second straight state title.
DT/OT, Albany High School
WHY HE’S HERE: Was a leader on both sides of the ball, playing almost every down. Made 55 tackles, including 17 for losses, and four sacks. Forced four fumbles, recovering two. Graded out close to 90 percent on the offensive line.
RB/LB, Deerfield Windsor School
WHY HE’S HERE: Rushed for 1,324 yards and scored 15 touchdowns, and also was been a leader on defense for the Knights, who reached the GISA Class AAA state semifinals.
DT, Westover High School
WHY HE’S HERE: Was the heart and soul of Westover’s defense. Drew double-teams all year, but still made 87 tackles, including 16 for loss, and six sacks. Forced one fumble and recovered two.
Charles Stafford, Monroe High School
Chris Brown, Seminole County High School
Mason Worsham, Westwood School
Jontavious Morris, Albany High School
Quentin Heard, Deerfield Windsor
Chris Green, Westover High School
20103 total votes.