Walled Lake Western's Cody White named 2016 Hungry Howie's Mr. FootballFootball  |
December 1, 2016 – State Champs! Sports Network and Hungry Howie’s announced on Thursday that Walled Lake Western senior Cody White has been named the recipient of the 2016 Hungry Howie’s Mr. Football Award.
Before winning the award, White was automatically entered into the Mr. Football Final Four by winning the online fan vote with over 8,500 votes.
“It’s a great feeling for me, just knowing that my community and my city’s got my back,” White said of winning the award and having the support of the Walled Lake Western community. “We went out there and we played and we brought this trophy back to our community. It’s a great feeling.”
State Champs! Senior Editor and Analyst Tom Markowski said that White’s versatility was one of the many key factors that was taken into consideration for the Mr. Football Award.
“One of the most versatile athletes I’ve seen in the last 10 years,” he said “When you have someone who can play at a high level at quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner, it adds so much to the team aspect of football, because football is a team game and he was a team player.”
As a senior, White played multiple positions, including quarterback and wide receiver on offense for the Warriors. In 2016, White was 31-68 passing for 638 yards and nine touchdowns while playing quarterback, and recorded 43 catches for 705 yards and nine touchdowns playing receiver, his natural positi