MONTGOMERY — Phillips quarterback Rodney Camp capped a big season Wednesday afternoon when he was named the Class 1A Back of the Year at the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Player of the Year banquet.
Camp, a senior, was earlier named to the TimesDaily All-Area team and the ASWAA All-State team. He threw for 2,829 yards and 33 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns in leading the Bears to a playoff berth.
His school is in Bear Creek.
Carver-Montgomery quarterback Jeremy Johnson is Alabama’s Mr. Football in the closest voting in the award’s 31-year history. He received 170 points to edge Fultondale quarterback ArDarius Stewart by two points. Madison Academy running back Kerryon Johnson was third with 112 points.
The 6-foot-6, 219-pound Johnson has verbally committed to Auburn. He passed for 3,193 yards and 31 touchdowns and also rushed for 705 yards.
Muscle Shoals running back Tyler Jackson was one of three finalists for the Class 5A Back of the Year after rushing for 1,380 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.