Demarco Cobbs Named Gatorade Player of the Year

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:24 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Dec 3, 2009 10:58 AM CDT

Dave Carty
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

TULSA, Oklahoma -- University of Texas commit Demarco Cobbs has been named Gatorade’s Oklahoma high school football player of the year.

The senior quarterback, widely considered one of Oklahoma’s top prep athletes, helped lead Central to an 8-3 record and a trip to the 5A playoffs. He contributed 1,404 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. A talented multi-use player, Cobbs also factored into the Braves’ success as a passer, defender and kick returner.

Former Gatorade high school football players of the year include Oklahoma native Wes Welker, Anquan Boldin, Jerome Bettis and Mark Sanchez.

Initially, Cobbs committed to the University of Tennessee, but later changed his commitment to the University of Texas.