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2020 Fan Vote: Texas High School Football Defensive Player of the Year

The vote for the 2020 defensive player of the year was one of our most interesting award votes.

In the nominee process, we had 6 nominees with the same exact amount of nominations, leading us to include 15 players in this poll.  From the start of the poll, Peyton Williams from Rockwall-Heath was leading by a large margin, followed by Kendrick Blackshire.  They stayed number one and two throughout the voting until the last day.

Williams went into the final day with over a 150 vote lead, but Aidan Siano came from near the bottom of voting and skyrocketed to a 150+ vote lead.  Williams fans responded by pushing Williams back within 50 votes, but then the Prosper football family made a huge push on the last evening of voting to secure Siano the award.


2020 Fan Vote Texas HS Football Defensive Player of the Year:

Aidan Siano, Prosper

Aidan was named the 2020 District 5-6A Defensive Player of the Year.  He helped lead the Prosper Eagles to an 8-4 season in which they made it to the Regional Finals, where they lost in triple-overtime to Denton Guyer, 30-24.  He finished the season with 118 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss, 4 sacks, and 1 interception.


Here is the final fan vote:

Who was the Best Defensive Player in 2020 in Texas HS Football?

  • Aidan Siano, Prosper (37%, 774 Votes)
  • Peyton Williams, Rockwall-Heath (22%, 465 Votes)
  • Kendrick Blackshire, Duncanville (7%, 158 Votes)
  • Jatavion Sanders, Denton Ryan (5%, 107 Votes)
  • Creed Carter, Sanger (3%, 71 Votes)
  • Clayton Smith, Texarkana Texas (3%, 68 Votes)
  • Cole Lemons, Gunter (3%, 66 Votes)
  • Shemar Turner, DeSoto (3%, 63 Votes)
  • Tunmise Adeleye, Katy Tompkins (3%, 61 Votes)
  • Ed Bobino, Huntsville (3%, 56 Votes)
  • Cole Lemons, Gunter (2%, 50 Votes)
  • Isiah Hall, Lake Worth (2%, 48 Votes)
  • Jett Jones, Gilmer (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Jadon Scarlett, Coram Deo Academy (2%, 42 Votes)
  • Christian Gerlach, Devine (2%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,089

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