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‘Highlight’ Halbert Leads Prairie Grove

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 4:36 a.m.

Jon Halbert, top, and Jared Murphy led Prairie Grove to a 12-1 season and the Class 4A state semifinals for only the second time in school history.
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Jon Halbert, top, and Jared Murphy led Prairie Grove to a 12-1 season and the Class 4A state semifinals for only the second time in school history.

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny “Football” Manziel isn’t the only player around with a great nickname.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jon Halbert

Prairie Grove

POSITION: Wide receiver, defensive back

CLASS: Senior

HEIGHT: 5-8

WEIGHT: 165

NOTABLE: Led Prairie Grove with 10 interceptions on defense and 17 catches for 436 yards on offense. ... Also returned kickoffs and punts. ... Finished with 48 tackles this season and broke up nine passes. ... Caught eight touchdowns passes, including one for 48 yards.

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