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

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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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TexasHSFootball.com


Featured image credit: https://twitter.com/aidansiano34

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