Eagle Scout, Andrew Hearon Named Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year

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Indian Nations Council Eagle Scout and Metro Christian quarterback Andrew Hearon was named as the Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year.

A dedicated ESPN High School Player of the Year team managed the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year selection process, based on the award’s three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

Hearon guided the Patriots (12-1) to a berth in the Class 3A quarterfinals. He completed 241-of-365 passes for 3,719 yards and 42 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Hearon also rushed for 375 yards and four TDs.

“It’s an incredible honor,” Metro coach Jared McCoy said.

McCoy informed Hearon while Hearon was in the Honors Physics class that McCoy teaches. Hearon has a 4.59 weighted grade point average.

The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. He has volunteered locally for his church, as a youth football coach and as an Eagle Scout with Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America.

During the past two seasons, Hearon has passed for 7,619 yards and 91 TDs. He led Metro to its first semifinal appearance in 2010.

“It’s nice to see all his hard work pay off,” McCoy said. “He’s had a great body of work over the last two years, and it’s great to see it recognized. ”

Recent winners include Mustang’s David Glidden in 2010, Central’s Demarco Cobbs in 2009, Midwest City’s Tim Flanders in 2008 and Jenks’ Mark Ginther in 2007. Oklahoma City Heritage Hall’s Wes Welker was the national winner in 1999.

Sources: Tulsa World and ESPN