Albany's Hamilton a finalist for statewide football award


ALBANY, Texas - Senior Brian Hamilton has been filling up the box score with such regularity, his statistics can get overlook.

It's commonplace for the Albany quarterback to throw four touchdowns and complete two-thirds of his passes. But a closer look reminds how prolific he has been.

Hamilton has thrown 49 TDs to just two interceptions all year, and his accomplishments are being recognized on a statewide level.

On Monday, Dave Campbell's Texas Football revealed Hamilton is one of ten finalists for its Mr. Texas Football award, which recognizes "the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas."

Hamilton has nearly 2,700 passing yards to go along with 78 tackles and seven interceptions on defense, and converting 70-of-79 extra point kicks.

A former KTXS Player of the Week, Hamilton has not thrown an interception since September 22 against Anson.

Previous winner of the Mr. Texas Football title include running back Jacquizz Rodgers (Lamar Consolidated), quarterback Johnny Manziel (Kerrville Tivy), running back Jonathan Gray (Aledo) and quarterback Kyler Murray (Allen).

The winner of the 2017 Mr. Texas Football will be announced in December and will be honored at the Texas Bowl in Houston on Dec. 27.

the nin other finalists are Wichita Falls Hirschi RB Daimarqua Foster, Lubbock Coronado QB Quay Gray, Houston St. Pius X QB Grant Gunnell, Carther RB Keontay Ingram, Port Neches-Grove QB Roschon Johnson, Waco Midway QB Tanner Mordecai, New Diana QB Jackson Sampson, Denton Ryan QB Spencer Sanders and Converse Judson QB Julon Williams.

Sweetwater QB Chris Thompson was named one of the 25 semi-finalists for Mr. Texas Football.

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