Meet Mr. Football for 2020
Kasey Carnley of Broad River Electric Cooperative and Bob Paulling of Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative present this year's award to Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins.
Gaffney High School defender Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football during halftime of the Class 3A title game between Daniel and Camden. Selected from among five distinguished finalists, Ingram-Dawkins was recognized for his hard work both on and off the football field.
Presenting the Mr. Football trophy to Ingram-Dawkins was Bob Paulling, CEO of Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, and Kasey Carnley, Communications Coordinator at Broad River Electric Cooperative, which serves areas near Ingram-Dawkins's high school.
“The Mr. Football award really opens up opportunities,” said Paulling after presenting the award. “There are recruiters from all over the country. This award solidifies Tyrion as the best football player in the state.”
Ingram-Dawkins is committed to the University of Georgia and is the No. 1 ranked prospect in South Carolina.
Other finalists for the award were Gregory Johnson of Northwestern, Willis Lane of Camden, Robbie Ouzts of Rock Hill and Ahmad Green of May River.
The S.C. Athletic Coaches Association established the Mr. Football award in 1995. Below is a complete list of past recipients.
Photos and video of today’s presentation are available here: https://ecscscliving.box.com/s/ecrz8y1gd6jxz2gwa66rkd7f0kc2x30v
South Carolina Mr. Football Recipients
Year, Name, Position, School, College
1995 — Jermale Kelley, WR, Berea, South Carolina
1996 — Kyle Young, OL, Daniel, Clemson
1997 — Chris Hope, DB, Rock Hill, Florida State
1998 — Derek Watson, RB, Palmetto, South Carolina
1999 — Mark Logan, QB, Greenwood, Georgia Tech
2000 — Roscoe Crosby, WR, Union, Clemson
2001 — Moe Thompson, DE, Stratford, South Carolina
2002 — Eric McCollom, QB, Camden, Iowa
2003 — Trey Elder, QB, Byrnes, Appalachian State
2004 — J.D. Melton, QB, Myrtle Beach, Navy
2005 — Prince Miller, DB, Byrnes, Georgia
2006 — Malcolm Long, QB, Gaffney, South Carolina State
2007 — Richard Mounce, QB, Blythewood, Charleston Southern
2008 — Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Pointe, South Carolina
2009 — Marcus Lattimore, RB, Byrnes, South Carolina
2010 — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Pointe, South Carolina
2011 —Shaq Roland, WR, Lexington, South Carolina
2012 —Tramel Terry, WR, Goose Creek, Georgia
2013 —Jacob Park, QB, Stratford, Georgia
2014 — Matthew Colburn, RB, Dutch Fork, Wake Forest
2015 — Tavien Feaster, RB, Spartanburg, Clemson
2016 — Gage Moloney, QB, Northwestern, James Madison
2017 — Dakereon Joyner, QB, Fort Dorchester, South Carolina
2018 — Zacch Pickens, DE, T.L. Hanna, South Carolina
2019 — Luke Doty, QB, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2020 — Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, DT, Gaffney, Georgia
Editor’s note: South Carolina’s electric cooperatives are the primary sponsors of the Mr. Football award. The South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association organizes the event and is responsible for the selection of South Carolina’s Mr. Football award.