Here are the finalists for the 2017 Alabama Sports Writers Association Back and Linemen of the Year in each classification.
The 48 finalists were chosen by a panel of prep writers from around the state at the ASWA’s all-state football meeting early this month. They are also finalists for the state’s Mr. Football award, which will be presented at the ASWA’s annual Player of the Year Luncheon in Montgomery on Jan. 17.
Back of the Year Ahmad Edwards, receiver, Thompson Justyn Ross, receiver, Central-Phenix City Taulia Tagovailoa, quarterback, Thompson
Lineman of the Year Daevion Davis, defensive line, James Clemens Mohamoud Diabate, defensive line, Auburn Pierce Quick, offensive line, Hewitt-Trussville
Back of the Year Asa Martin, running back, Austin J.D. Martin, athlete, Wetumpka y-Bo Nix, quarterback, Pinson Valley
Lineman of the Year x-Marcus Jenkins, offensive line, Park Crossing Alfred Thomas, defensive line, Sidney Lanier Clay Webb, offensive line, Oxford
Back of the Year Swift Lyle, quarterback, St. Paul’s J.R. Tran-Reno, athlete, Briarwood Chr. w-La’Damian Webb, running back, Beauregard
Lineman of the Year Malik Langham, defensive line, Lee-Huntsville Gabriel Russell, linebacker, Briarwood Chr. Kameron Stutts, offensive line, Brooks
Back of the Year Tucker Brown, quarterback, Wilson Darius Nalls, receiver, Fayette Co. Symon Smith, running back, UMS-Wright
Lineman of the Year Russ Myers, linebacker, UMS-Wright x-Riley Russell, linebacker, Cherokee Co. Caleb Storie, linebacker, Rogers
Back of the Year Austin Kinsey, running back, Clarke Co. Cole Littleton, receiver, J.B. Pennington Cardavion Myers, athete, Piedmont
Lineman of the Year x-Logan Beadles, defensive line, Piedmont Andres Fox, defensive line, Mobile Chr. Ja’len Sims, linebacker, Fultondale
Back of the Year Payton Anderson, running back, Fyffe Jermaine Brown, athlete, St. Luke’s Terrion Truitt, athlete, Lanett
Lineman of the Year Parker Branch, linebacker, Horseshoe Bend Baraskious Dowdell, defensive line, Lanett John Karr, offensive line, Leroy
Back of the Year Shamar Lewis, athlete, Sweet Water Elliott Petty, receiver, Pickens Co. Nathaniel Watson, athlete, Maplesville
Lineman of the Year Timothy Bradley, linebacker, Maplesville Lecedric Haynes, defensive line, Georgiana x-Devin March, defensive line, Houston Co.