The All-American Bowl Selection Committee announced the winner for the prestigious All-American Bowl adidas Player of the Year Award. Cooper DeJean (Ida Grove, IA/ Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove H.S.) was named the winner of the award which is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior football player and is the most distinguished individual award given in high school football.
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Congratulations to Iowa legend Cooper DeJean (@cdejean23) for being named the recipient of the award.
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According to 247Sports, DeJean is a four-star prospect and the No. 3 overall in the state of Iowa. During his senior season he accounted for over 4,500 yards of total offense and 62 total touchdowns. DeJean also recorded 53.5 tackles and 3 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He led his school to their second consecutive state championship title. DeJean will play football at the University of Iowa next fall.
Past winners of the award include Adrian Peterson, Trevor Lawrence, and Bryce Young.
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