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Ponte Vedra QB Nick Tronti captures 2016 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football award

PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Beede/FHSF

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from the press release from the Florida Dairy Farmer’s announcement of the 2016 Mr. Football for Florida.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior quarterback Nick Tronti of Ponte Vedra High School has been named the 2016 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school football coaches and media representatives.

Tronti, who was previously selected as the Class 5A Player of the Year, led his squad to the state championship game by completing 217-of-325 passes for 3,328 yards with 34 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. He also carried the ball 115 times for 615 yards (5.7 average) with 19 rushing touchdowns. He has committed to play college football at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Tronti scored a convincing victory over the other eight finalists, all Player-of-the-Year in their respective classes, with 12 of the 23 first-place votes and 165 points overall. In the runner-up spot was Class 7A POY Matt Laroche of Venice (136 points) followed in third place by Class 6A POY Michael Carter of Navarre (127). Class 4A POY Bruce Judson of Cocoa (106) finished fourth followed by Class 3A POY Shaun Wade of Trinity Christian (99), Class 8A POY Mike Dean of Vero Beach (92), Class 2A POY Griffin Alstott of Northside Christian (74), Class 1A POY Dentarrius Yon of West Gadsden (67) and Independent POY Jarrett Conkling of International Community School (49).

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This marks the 25th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports.  The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

Past Mr. Football Winners:

1992 – Jammi German, Ft. Myers

1993 – Shevin Wiggins, Bradenton Manatee

1994 – Daunte Culpepper, Ocala Vanguard

1995 – Frankie Franklin, Jacksonville Sandalwood

1996 – Travis Henry, Frostproof

1997 – Zain Gilmore, Tampa Robinson

1998 – Anquan Boldin, Pahokee

1999 – Willie Green, Kissimmee Osceola

2000 – Adrian McPherson, Bradenton Southeast

2001 – Leon Washington, Jacksonville Jackson

2002 – Andre Reese, Pierson Taylor

2003 – Xavier Lee, Daytona Seabreeze

2004 – Antone Smith, Pahokee

2005 – Tim Tebow, Ponte Vedra Nease

2006 – Robert Marve, Tampa Plant

2007 – Jacory Harris, Miami Northwestern

2008 – A.J. Graham, Tallahassee Godby

2009 – Matt Elam, William T. Dwyer

2010 – Quentin Williams, Tampa Jefferson

2011 – Randy “Duke” Johnson, Miami Norland

2012 – Derrick Henry, Yulee High School

2013 – Dalvin Cook, Miami Booker T. Washington

2014 – D’Andre Johnson, First Coast

2015 – DeShawn Smith, Nature Coast Tech







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