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Bo Nix named Gatorade Player of the Year

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Birmingham, AL – A day before defending 6A Super 7 Most Valuable Player Bo Nix is set to take the field in his second consecutive state title game, the Auburn commit has been named the 2018 Alabama Gatorade High School Player of the Year.

The Pinson Valley Indians standout has passed for over 3,400 yards and 48 touchdowns, competing 242 of 411 passes through the air while running for another 351 yards and six scores during his senior season.  Last week, he lead the Indians to a 6A semifinal win over rival Clay-Chalkville in route to becoming the state’s all time leader in total yardage.

The son of Pinson Valley head coach and former standout Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, is the only player in Alabama High School Athletic Association history to surpass 12,000 yards in total offense.  He has racked up 158 touchdowns placing him two shy of the AHSAA career record with one game remaining in his high school career.

“Bo is the best quarterback I have ever coached against,” said Oxford Yellow Jackets head coach Ryan Herring in a release. “He is a leader on and off the field.”

Since transferring to Pinson prior to his junior season, Nix has only lost one game as a starting quarterback – this year’s opener to 7A powerhouse Hoover.  He will close out his career in a Pinson Valley uniform Friday night where his college career will begin – on The Plains in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Nix’s Indians take on the Saraland Spartans Friday night to close out the 2018 AHSAA Super 7 championships.