This is the fifth year for the award. Previous finalists and winners are listed:


Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, junior tight end, San Antonio (MacArthur High School)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, sophomore wide receiver, Galveston (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, senior quarterback, Corinth (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, sophomore, quarterback, Kerrville (Tivy HS)

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, junior quarterback, Midlothian (Midlothian HS)


Jay Ajayi, Boise State, junior running back, Plano (Frisco Liberty HS)

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, freshman quarterback, Wichita Falls (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, TCU, junior quarterback, Dallas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, Oklahoma, freshman running back, Pflugerville (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, Baylor, senior quarterback, Midlothian (Midlothian HS)


Trevone Boykin, TCU, senior quarterback, Dallas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, junior wide receiver, Richardson (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, senior wide receiver, Mansfield (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, sophomore quarterback, Austin (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, junior quarterback, Tyler (John Tyler HS)


*D'Onta Foreman, Texas, junior running back, Texas City (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, freshman quarterback, Channelview (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, junior quarterback, Whitehouse (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, junior quarterback, Austin (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, senior wide receiver, Cameron (Cameron Yoe HS)

*denotes winner

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