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Michigan Mr. Football 2016 Contest!

Thanks to our good friends at Hungry Howies - Home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza! for sponsoring the Mr. Football 2016 Contest!

Voting for the 2016 Michigan High School Mr. Football contest – sponsored by Hungry Howies – has been completed!  Thanks to ALL our contestants, and our Final Four – a stand-out group!

Congratulations to our 2016 Mr. Football Winner – Cody White of Walled Lake Western!!!

Ambry Thomas

Detroit Martin Luther King | SB/DB/KR, 5-11, 175 - Senior

Thomas has tremendous breakaway speed to go with his ability to quickly change direction. A three-year starter, Thomas is a playmaker. Coach Tyrone Spencer has done his best to get the ball in Thomas’ hands this season. Thomas missed six games last season, played the last two, and had ACL surgery when the season ended. He’s been offered a scholarship by Florida, U-M, MSU, Penn State and Pittsburgh. On Oct. 15 he returned a punt 86 yards for a TD in a 27-25 victory over East English. In last week’s 41-20 loss to Cass Tech Thomas had six receptions for 166 yards and three TDs, and six tackles on defense. For the season Thomas has 18 receptions for 607 yards and seven TDs. He’s returned two punts for a TD, a kickoff and an interception for a TD and, defensively, Thomas has 32 tackles and five pass deflections.

Cody White - WINNER!

Walled Lake Western | WR/DB/P, 6-3, 195 - Senior

A remarkable all-around athlete, White competed in four sports last season. He had 57 receptions for 1,148 yards and nine TDs as a junior. He committed to Michigan State. White switched to quarterback for the first three weeks due to an injury. White moved to receiver on Sept. 16. In a 38-7 victory over Waterford Mott on Sept. 30 White had three receptions for 50 yards and had two punt returns for 54 yards. Last week in a 37-7 victory over Brighton White had nine receptions for 120 yards and three TDs. He also had three carries for 16 yards. For the season White is 28-of-52 passing for 597 yards, seven TDs and two interceptions. He’s rushed for 326 yards and four TDs on 35 carries. White has 29 receptions for 474 yards and six TDs.

Donovan Peoples-Jones

Detroit Cass Tech | WR/FS/KR, 6-3, 195 - Senior

Peoples-Jones is likely the best receiver to come out of Cass Tech and one of the best in the last 30 years to come out of Detroit. What also sets Peoples-Jones above the rest in the state is his ability to return kicks and play defensive back with the best of them. He has upwards of 23 scholarship offers and among the ones are Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State and Stanford. Last season he had 39 receptions for 1,012 yards and 14 TDs. In the season-opening 45-27 victory over Oak Park, Peoples-Jones was named team MVP as he had three receptions for 100 yards and two TDs. On Oct. 1, Peoples-Jones had two receptions for 100 yards in a 31-18 victory over Detroit King. This past week, in a 41-20 victory over Detroit King in the PSL title game, Peoples-Jones had three receptions for 95 yards and one TD. For the season he has 16 receptions for 626 yards and eight TDs.

Kalil Pimpleton

Muskegon | QB/SB/KR, 5-8, 165 - Senior

Pimpleton started all last season at quarterback but coach Shane Fairfield also used his gifted athlete as a slot receiver this season to get him the ball in space. Pimpleton is a crafty runner, often looking to run behind his taller linemen three, four yards downfield to confuse defenders.  On Sept 3 Pimpleton had 21 carries for 126 yards and two TDs, three receptions for 35 yards and he was 7-of-9 passing for 179 yards and two TDs as Muskegon lost to Lincolnshire (IL) Stevenson 38-35. In a 36-15 victory over Muskegon Mona Shores on Oct 14, Pimpleton rushed 15 times for 153 yards and one TD. He was 2-of-6 passing for 38 yards and one TD, and he returned a punt 54 yards for a TD. For the season Pimpleton is 33-of-61 for 640 yards and 14 TDs. He’s rushed 88 times for 958 yards and 16 TDs. Pimpleton committed to Virginia Tech.