State's best coaches, players honored at LRTD banquet
Posted: February 1, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.
Updated: February 1, 2013 at 4:23 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK Various collegiate and high school football players from around the state were honored at the Little Rock Touchdown Club's end of the season banquet at the Embassy Suites.
Each of the 11 college programs from the state had a most valuable player honored, as well as a player and a coach from each of the six high school football classes in the state.
The Paul Eells Award was given out as well, going to Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson was named the Razorbacks' 2012 team MVP.
Among the honorees were Class 7A Coach of the Year Darryl Patton from Fayetteville High School. His quarterback, Austin Allen, an Arkansas commitment, was honored as Class 7A Player of the Year.
Pulaski Academy wide receiver L.J. Wallace was honored as the Class 5A Player of the Year.
Central Arkansas - QB Wynrick Smothers
Arkansas-Monticello - WR Jamal Nixon
Arkansas Tech - QB Tanner Marsh
Henderson State - QB Kevin Rodgers
Arkansas - QB Tyler Wilson
Arkansas State - QB Ryan Aplin
Arkansas-Pine Bluff - QB Ben Anderson
Southern Arkansas - CB Don Unamba
Ouachita Baptist - WR Brett Reece
Harding - QB Kelvin Martin
Arkansas Baptist - CB Jimmy Jean
Paul Eells Award - Arkansas RB Dennis Johnson
Coach of the Year - Darryl Patton, Fayetteville
Player of the Year - Austin Allen, QB, Fayetteville
Coach of the Year - Rick Jones, Greenwood
Player of the Year - Drew Morgan, ATH, Greenwood
Coach of the Year - Dave King, Batesville
Player of the Year - L.J. Wallace, WR, Pulaski Academy
Coach of the Year - Jeremie Burns, Ozark
Player of the Year - Dontrell Brown, QB, Stuttgart
Coach of the Year - Roddy Mote, Harding Academy
Player of the Year - Will Francis, QB, Harding Academy
Coach of the Year - David Carpenter, Junction City
Player of the Year - Shaquille Hunter, QB, Junction City