Nomination Criteria

Automatic nomination:

  1. Gatorade Player of the Year

  2. All-American honors or participation in an All-American game (U.S. Army Armour All-American Bowl, Under Armour All-America Game)

  3. Repeat OSAA classification Player of the Year

Consideration (must meet at least one criterion):

  1. District Player of the Year

  2. All-state first team honors at one position OR all-state second-team honors at two positions

  3. USA Today High School Sports Player of the Year

  4. Quarterbacks: at least 2,500 passing yards OR 25 total touchdowns

  5. Running backs: at least 1,000 rushing yards OR 10 rushing touchdowns

  6. Wide receivers and tight ends: at least 1,200 yards OR 12 total touchdowns

  7. Defensive players (must meet two criterion): 60-or-more tackles, 8 combined tackles for loss or sacks, 5-or-more turnovers (interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries), 10-or-more pass deflections

At-large nominations:

  1. An athlete may be nominated by a member of the Oregon Sports Awards voting panel

  2. An athlete may be nominated by a coach, sports information director or athletic director. Nominations must be submitted to the Oregon Sports Awards team

2020 nomination deadline: December 7


Past Winners

2017-18 Winner - Talanoa Hufanga, Crescent Valley
2016-17 Winner - Tim Tawa, West Linn
2015-16 Winner - Tim Tawa, West Linn
2014 Winner - Kellen Strahm, Sheldon
2013 Winner - Ryan Nall, Central Catholic
2012 Winner - Thomas Tyner, Aloha 


2017-18 Finalists (alphabetized by last name)

Talanoa Hufanga, Crescent Valley
Braden Lenzy, Tigard
Trey Lowe, Jesuit