Linemen and Back of the Year Finalists Announced

Lanett lineman Caden Story, the 2A Linemen of the Year in 2020, is once again a finalist. Photo by Adam Sparks of the Opelika Auburn News.

The Alabama Sportswriters Association has announced the Linemen and Back of the Year Finalists for the 2021 football season. The ASWA selects three back and three linemen finalists from each of the seven AHSAA classifications.

The winners will be honored at the annual Player of the Year Banquet to be held in Montgomery on January 13th. The Mr. Football Award will also be presented at that time.

Here are the finalists:


Back of the year

Conner Harrell, QB, Thompson

Ryan Peppins, WR, Thompson

Evan Smith, QB/ATH, Oak Mountain

Lineman of the year