Max Browne honored as Gatorade National Player of The Year
USC quarterback commit Max Browne has earned the Gatorade National Player of the Year award, which is given annually to the nation’s top high school player, based on athletic achievement, academics, and character. Browne led his Skyline team to a perfect 14-0 record and the Class 4A State Championship.
Browne’s stat line for 2012 reads 277 completions on 377 attempts, for a total of 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns. He would throw just 5 interceptions on the season. His 882 career completions is a Washington state record. He finished his career at Skyline High School with 12,947 total passing yards.
The 6-foot-5, 210 pound senior committed to USC in April, after receiving a local offer from Steve Sarkisian at Washington, and also Oklahoma and Alabama. The Trojans reeled another 5-star player, Zach Banner, from the state of Washington last January.
Past recipients of the Gatorade Player of the Year Award include Matt Barkley (2008), Mitch Mustain (2006), and Jeff Byers (2004).