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Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club to host Ed Doherty Award Luncheon on January 9, 2021


The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club (GCSGC) is pleased to announce that the annual Ed Doherty Award Luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. The Ed Doherty Award is the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player.

Each week throughout the Arizona high school football season, GCSGC will recognize athletes with Ed Doherty Award Nomination Medallions for outstanding play during their respective games. Earning a Medallion means that they will attend the end-of-season Ed Doherty Award Luncheon, where one athlete will become the recipient of the Ed Doherty Award.

The Ed Doherty Award Week 3 Watch List™ for the 2020 Arizona high school football season will be released on October 13, 2020. To be eligible to appear on the Week 3 Watch List™, a player must have participated during the first three weeks of the current season, recorded an exceptional performance and be in good academic standing. The first week of Ed Doherty Award Nominees will also be announced on October 13.


In 2019, there were 56 Ed Doherty Award Nominees. Bijan Robinson, running back for Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, was named the 2019 Ed Doherty Award recipient, which marked the first time an individual won the award for two consecutive years.


To learn more about the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club and previous Ed Doherty Award winners, visit http://www.gcsgridiron.com/.


About Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is the steward of the Ed Doherty Award and is the most meaningful advocate of high school football in the State of Arizona. The mission of the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is to represent Arizona amateur athletics by bringing national attention to the extraordinary qualities of our young people and serve in the pursuit of athletic achievement, academic advancement and greater social affinity.


About the Ed Doherty Award

For 32 years, the Ed Doherty Award has been the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor and is awarded annually to the state’s most outstanding high school football player by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. The Ed Doherty Award recognizes the player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The winner of the award epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. In addition to on-field performance, the Ed Doherty Award recognizes the well-rounded accomplishments of community involvement, school pride, and academics.

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