With the nation’s 2020 high school football season drawing to a close, the National Quarterback Club is pleased to release its Watch List that identifies 11 quarterbacks from around the country as candidates for the 2020 National High School Quarterback of the Year Award. Each athlete has been notified directly by NQBC. The 2020 final ballots will be cast by the national electors on January 18, 2021.
“Performances during the 2020 high school football season prove that the high school sector is extremely rich with talent, drive and commitment,” said Don Kile, president of the National Quarterback Club. “There were fewer games on schedules, including the effective elimination of national travel schedules due to the COVID mitigation measures imposed by the various states and school districts but that didn’t dampen the competition.”
For 2020, the National Quarterback Club has elected to delay the final balloting for National High School Quarterback of the Year to accommodate the championship game schedules in the states where high school football was played during the fall season.
“This is the time of year when we all begin to think about high school playoff brackets and state championships,” said Kile. “As disruptive as the pandemic has been to high school campus activities, I believe this year has provided some of the greatest demonstrations of sportsmanship and competition in a very long time. We are very proud of all the state governing bodies for tending to the protection and safety of these young people while allowing competition to continue, where appropriate. Coaches, players, parents, school administrators and game officials all accepted the challenge to take a step into something new on Friday nights. For those who played, it has been a good football season. We look forward to ending the year with a fantastic celebration.”
The 2020 National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona. The ceremony will honor the 2020 National Quarterbacks of the Year in the high school, college and professional ranks. Additional honors presented during the evening will include the inductions of Roman Gabriel, James ‘Shack’ Harris, Kurt Warner and Doug Williams into the National Quarterback Hall of Fame. Tom Flores will be presented with the 2020 Legacy Recognition Award™.
The National Quarterback Club began honoring the game’s greatest quarterbacks in 1985 by recognizing the National Quarterback of the Year in the professional, collegiate and high school ranks. Some of the game’s most recognizable personalities have been recipients of the high school edition of the National Quarterback of the Year Award, including Jeff George (1985), Cale Gundy (1989), Brock Berlin (1999) Vince Young (2001), Tim Tebow (2005), Bo Nix and Spencer Rattler (2018) and Bryce Young (2019).
For more information about the National Quarterback Club, the tickets to the awards dinner and Hall of Fame induction ceremony visit www.nationalqbclub.com. A limited number of media credentials can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Quarterback Club
The National Quarterback Club is guided by a comprehensive mission, a clear vision, and consistent values. Through its various award programs, the club recognizes outstanding athletes for their qualities and achievements on and off the playing field, and serve as a model for comprehensive excellence in athletic achievement, academic success, and greater social affinity.
In 1985, the National Quarterback Club began a tradition of hosting annual fundraising events to honor the National Quarterback of the Year recipients. Annual awards dinners have been hosted in great sports cities such as Washington D.C., Miami, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Green Bay, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Houston, and Scottsdale.