Hueytown QB Earl Woods Named Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year
Hueytown junior quarterback Earl Woods was named this past week as the 2021 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year, joining Jameis Winston (2011) as the only Golden Gophers to receive the award.
Blessed to Win Alabama @Gatorade Player Of The Year‼️Grateful to my Coaches & Teammates 🙌🏽@hytfootball @gregpatterson51 @coach_jfranklin @CoachL__ @CoachTChandler @CoachECarroll pic.twitter.com/huNT2mjPP7
— EARL (E1) III (@EarlWoodsIII) December 7, 2021
Leading the Golden Gophers to the Class 6A state championship game in the process, Woods posted a phenomenal 2021 season in which the junior ranked among the tops in the state in both passing and rushing. In all, Woods threw for a total of 3,071 yards and 32 touchdowns, while also rushing for 2,120 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground.
Written by: Matt Melton