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The Triple Option

Player of year Hopkins ups ante on dual-threat QB

Along with All-State and BlueCross Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player honors, Maryville senior Dylan Hopkins is the first player from the offensive side of the ball to be named Barley’s/Blount Press Row Player of the Year. Photo by Wallace Bowden

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

Stanford junior Dylan Jackson won it in each of its first two years.

Air Force Academy cadet T.D. Blackmon kept the Barley’s/Blount Press Row Player of the Year award on the defensive side in its third year

In Year 4 a season ago, Tennessee Tech signee Jack Warwick recorded a super human 175 tackles to ensure the most prestigious honor in all of high school football remained defense-only.

It took Dylan Hopkins averaging 36 yards per catch his senior season at Maryville in 2017 for an offensive player to finally break through. Sure, the 2017 Barley’s/Blount Press Row Player of the Year caught only two passes all season, but that second one no one’s ever going to forget.

Then there’s the other stuff.

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