Seven finalists named for South Carolina’s 2019 Mr. Football award

Congratulations to Duane Martin of Laurens District 55 High School, as well as the six other finalistsfor the South Carolina Mr. Football award.

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl announces seven finalists for the South Carolina Mr. Football award. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association selected the finalists for the 2019 Mr. Football award. All seven players will be recognized during halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl on Saturday, December 14, at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, followed by the introduction of this year’s award recipient.

Finalists for the 2019 Mr. Football award are:

  • Noah Bell
    Saluda High School
  • Mikele Colasurdo
    Chapman High School
    Committed to Georgia State
  • Luke Doty
    Myrtle Beach High School
    Committed to the University of South Carolina
  • Rahjai Harris
    Byrnes High School
    Committed to East Carolina University
  • Jalin Hyatt
    Dutch Fork High School
    Committed to the University of Tennessee
  • Duane Martin
    Laurens District 55 High School
    Committed to the University of Louisville
  • Tyler Venables
    Daniel High School
    Committed to Clemson University

The S.C. Athletic Coaches Association established the Mr. Football award in 1995. Seven former recipients have played or are currently playing in the National Football League.

“We want to thank our committee who came in to choose our Mr. Football candidates,” said Shell Dula, executive director of the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association. “We feel that the finalists are not only outstanding football players but also outstanding young men. They certainly represent the state of South Carolina in a very positive way.”

The 2019 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl will be played at Noon on Saturday, December 14, at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach. Players chosen to compete in this year’s contest will be announced on Monday, October 21. Tickets can be purchased at

Former recipients of South Carolina’s Mr. Football award

1995 Jermale Kelley, WR Berea, South Carolina

1996 Kyle Young, OL Daniel, Clemson

1997 Chris Hope, DB Rock Hill, Florida State

1998 Derek Watson, RB Palmetto, South Carolina

1999 Mark Logan, QB Greenwood, Georgia Tech

2000 Roscoe Crosby, WR Union, Clemson

2001 Moe Thompson, DE Stratford, South Carolina

2002 Eric McCollom, QB Camden, Iowa

2003 Trey Elder, QB Byrnes, Appalachian State

2004 J.D. Melton, QB Myrtle Beach, Navy

2005 Prince Miller, DB Byrnes, Georgia

2006 Malcolm Long, QB Gaffney, South Carolina State

2007 Richard Mounce, QB Blythewood, Charleston Southern

2008 Stephon Gilmore, CB South Pointe, South Carolina

2009 Marcus Lattimore, RB Byrnes, South Carolina

2010 Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Pointe, South Carolina

2011 Shaq Roland, WR Lexington, South Carolina

2012 Tramel Terry, WR Goose Creek, Georgia

2013 Jacob Park, QB Stratford, Georgia

2014 Matthew Colburn, RB Dutch Fork, Wake Forest

2015 Tavien Feaster, RB Spartanburg, Clemson

2016 Gage Moloney, QB Northwestern, James Madison
2017 Dakereon Joyner, QB Fort Dorchester, South Carolina

2018 Zacch Pickens, DE T.L. Hanna, South Carolina

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