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Herald Player of the Year poll

Voting has concluded on the The Albany Herald's People's Pick High School Football Player of the Year for 2011

— 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.

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Charles Stafford

Charles Stafford,

Quarterback, Monroe High School

YEAR: Sophomore.

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.

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Chris Brown


Chris Brown

RB/DB, Seminole County High School

YEAR: Senior

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.

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Mason Worsham


Mason Worsham

Quarterback, Westwood School

YEAR: Senior

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.

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Jontavious Morris


Jontavious Morris

DT/OT, Albany High School

YEAR: Senior

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.

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Quentin Heard


Quentin Heard

RB/LB, Deerfield Windsor School

YEAR: Senior

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.

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Chris Green


Chris Green

DT, Westover High School

YEAR: Senior

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.

Reader poll

2011 Football Player of the Year

  • Charles Stafford, Monroe High School 1%
  • Chris Brown, Seminole County High School 46%
  • Mason Worsham, Westwood School 51%
  • Jontavious Morris, Albany High School 1%
  • Quentin Heard, Deerfield Windsor 0%
  • Chris Green, Westover High School 0%

20103 total votes.

Comments

Armyvet 2 years, 9 months ago

Congratulation to SCHS Player of The Year....I am speaking into existing. This young man is awesome on the football field!!! He has an eye like an eagle and speed like a rabbit. Keep up the hard work and do not let anyone or anything tell you different. Chris Brown, You are our family #1 Player. Love you Twynette Reynolds & Johnelle Simpson (SCHS Indian Mascot)

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Patrice 2 years, 8 months ago

CHRIS BROWN!!!!!CHRIS BROWN!!! WHEEEWWW...

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herewegoagain 2 years, 8 months ago

Mason Worsham has been a leader on and off the field for years. He has two state titles and two undefeated seasons. What a way to go out young man.

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seminolekicker 2 years, 8 months ago

Did Mason Worsham throw three interceptions or intercept the ball three times while he was on defense.

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herewegoagain 2 years, 8 months ago

He plays defense also and had 3 interceptions before the Finals. Got two more picks in the Finals.

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boggist6 2 years, 8 months ago

Chris Brown will always be # 1 in our hearts!

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carlie81 2 years, 8 months ago

If nothing else they should share that award. I'm sure all these players deserve to be here.

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Blondie 2 years, 8 months ago

Several times I've went to vote and it wouldn't except my vote saying I've already voted,..I just got up and no one else uses my computer...This is not fair to Chris....this should not be done in this manner anyway...This should be done by what they have done and their record...anyway CHRIS,if you don't win this ...this is just a stepping stone ..to all you can achive...We Love You and are behind you all the way!!!!!!!!

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dannyaller 2 years, 8 months ago

The_Dude is 100 percent correct. The Herald's sports staff will still be choosing our annual John Reynolds Player of the Year, as well as All-Area and All-Metro teams, which will be released -- as they are ever year --- around Chirstmas. The "People's Choice Player of the Year," is, in fact, a new feature that's going on its second year and simply gives our readers a chance to decide who THEY think the winner should be.

Congratulations to all those who were nominated. And make no mistake ... the John Reynolds Player of the Year will definitely be chosen from one of these six nominees.

Until then, keep voting! We've only got a little more than a day left.

--- Danny Aller, Albany Herald Sports Editor

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jcbman 2 years, 8 months ago

when i think player of the year i think of Chris brown. offense/defense/special teams no matter where he touched the ball it was success not just one position

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slug_dc 2 years, 8 months ago

Player of the year should be decided by the sports writers based on on-the-field performance. Leaving it to the public just turns it into a ballot-stuffing popularity contest, which is what is happening now which cheapens it for all the nominees.

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't have a dog in this fight, but, you are correct. Nothing but a popularity contest.

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wwfan822 2 years, 8 months ago

Mason Worsham's record stands for itself! He has led the Wildcat Team to back to back state champions! I know this fine young man personally and he is very deserving of receiving this honor. CONGRATULATIONS MASON!!!

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dsgb19us 2 years, 8 months ago

congrats to the young fellow....BUTTTT their record don't speak for itself b/c they dont play nobody...at least play Mitchell County High School....I REPEAT these guys are not playing anybody

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E12397 2 years, 8 months ago

I would have to go for Chris Brown..The stats alone tell the story. Votes or not, he is outstanding!

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topgal 2 years, 8 months ago

If the other schools had backed their players as we did, it would have been a closer race. Blame your schools for that!!!!

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taysyd71 2 years, 8 months ago

Congrats Mason Worsham for winning this poll. Congrats to Chris Brown for being recognized. I do however think that the Albany Herald should review how they are doing this poll. I don't think they were prepared for all the traffic that the site had and this caused problems for the voters. I have tried to vote all day and it was either unavailable or said that I had voted when I had not. Please look into this problem before next year. Once again congrats to the winner Mason!

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johnd6969 2 years, 8 months ago

Congratulations Mason! I'm so proud for you!

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herewegoagain 2 years, 8 months ago

EVEN GOT A LITTLE PRESS TIME IN WASHINGTON DC... Gotta love it...

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supersquawker 2 years, 8 months ago

How many Albany Heralds are sold in Seminole County? There shouldn't even be a team or player on the Albany Herald radar from that far away.

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