By Mike White | Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3:15 p.m.
Gatorade is celebrating its 25th player of the year anniversary this year and I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at those players of the year.
Each year, Gatorade selects a national player of the year, as well as a state player of the year, for 12 different sports. Here are the Pennsylvania football players of the year: It's interesting to see who made it big and who didn't do much after high school. One thing that's ridiculous about this award was Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor didn't win it in 2007. Someone at Gatorade must have been drinking something other than Gatorade that year because must about every publication was picking Pryor as national player of the year.
Who do you think was the best of the bunch below? You can leave a comment in the "comments" section.
Tomorrow, we'll take a look at the national players of the year.
2008 Zach Barket, RB-LB, Schuylkill Haven
2007 Brendan Beal, LB, Bethlehem Liberty
2006 Pat Bostick, QB, Manheim Township
2005 Pat Devlin, QB, Downingtown East
2004 Justin King, RB-DB, Gateway
2003 Chad Henne, QB, Wilson
2002 Marcus Stone, Bishop McDevitt
2001 Steve Breaston, QB-DB, Woodland Hills
2000 Charles Rush, OL-DL, Erie Prep
1999 Jeff Smoker, QB, Manheim Central
1998 Bryan Scott, RB-DB, Central Bucks East
1997 Dave Armstrong, FB-LB, Central Bucks West
1996 LaVar Arrington, RB-LB, North Hills
1995 Dave Robbins, QB, Berwick
1994 Dan Kendra, QB, Bethlehem Catholic
1993 Floyd Wedderburn, OT, Upper Darby
1992 Ron Powlus, QB, Berwick
1991 Cliff Stroud, OL-DL, Highlands
1990 Greg DeLong, TE-DE, Parkland
1989 Kyle Brady, TE, Cedar Cliff
1988 Sean Gilbert, OL-LB, Aliquippa
1987 Curtis Bray, TE-LB, Gateway
1986 Greg Skrepenak, OL, Wilkes-Barre G.A.R.
1985 Michael Owens, RB, Carlisle