Life’s a sport. Drink it up.
Cole Hagen, the Deseret News’ 2019 Most Valuable Player for the 6A division, is doing just that as he caps his prep career on the gridiron. The quarterback who led the Corner Canyon High to the 6A state trophy has been named the 2019-2020 Gatorade Utah Football Player of the Year, the first Charger to ever win the 35th annual coveted honor. The award distinguishes the senior as one of Utah’s best high school football players and qualifies him for consideration for national Player of the Year designation. The national honor will be announced later this month.
Gatorade reserves the award for players who demonstrate outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement, and exemplary character on and off the field. “The Gatorade Player of the Year award doesn’t happen unless I am surrounded by great coaches and teammates,” Hagen told the Salt Lake Tribune. “Our team as a whole made it possible for me to win this award.”