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Michigan Mr. Football 2017 Contest!

Thanks to our good friends at Hungry Howies - Home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza! for sponsoring the Mr. Football 2017 Contest!

Thanks and Congratulations to ALL of our 2017 candidates for the 2017 Michigan High School Mr. Football contest – sponsored by Hungry Howies!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Final Four on their outstanding seasons! And CONGRATS to this year’s WINNER of our 10th annual award – Muskegon senior quarterback La’Darius Jefferson!!


Bryce Veasley

West Bloomfield | QB, 6-3, 225 - Senior

Veasley brought attention to himself and the program last season as he led the Lakers to a Division 1 district final. He threw for 2,515 yards and 22 TDs last season and added 260 rushing yards and four TDs. Built like a linebacker, Veasley possesses a strong and accurate arm. West Bloomfield uses a four wide receiver, one-back offense and Veasley is adept at finding the proper receiver no matter what the defense or coverage. In last week’s 9-7 victory over Detroit Cass Tech, Veasley was 11-of-18 passing for 77 yards. He also rushed for 35 yards. For the season Veasley has thrown for 3,285 yards and 24 TDs. He’s completed 211 of 355 attempts. He’s rushed for 490 yards and 14 TDs on 118 carries. Veasley has led the Lakers to their first state final appearance. “He’s such a valuable player for us because of his leadership skills and physical abilities,” coach Ron Bellamy said. “Bryce is a hard worker and a lead-by-example type of kid.” Veasley committed to Bowling Green.

La’Darius Jefferson - WINNER !!

Muskegon | QB, 6-2, 210 - Senior

This intelligent, smooth and nimble dual-threat quarterback has the Big Red offense all to himself this fall after sharing snaps with Kalil Pimpleton (Virginia Tech) last year.  A 3-star recruit, Jefferson committed to Central Florida in the spring but de-committed last week. He said he will make his decision on where he will attend college after the season. Last season he had more than 1,500 yards of offense and scored 24 TDs. Jefferson has a 4.0 grade-point average and it’s quite possible he’ll graduate in December. Muskegon defeated Battle Creek Harper Creek, 42-0, last week and Jefferson was 1-of-3 passing for 60 yards and one TD. He carried 15 times for 178 yards and four TDs. This season Jefferson led the Big Reds to their fifth state final in the last six seasons. For the season Jefferson is 67-of-115 passing for 1,205 yards, 21 TDs and two interceptions. He’s rushed 194 times for 1,850 yards and 29 TDs.

Max Wittwer

Utica Eisenhower | QB, 6-3, 190 - Senior

The top quarterback in Macomb County, Wittwer, a three-year starter, led Eisenhower to a MAC Red title and an appearance in the Division 1 semifinals last year. Getting the job done with his arm and his legs, he racked up 1,900 yards and 21 TDs passing, and 920 yards and nine TDs on the ground in 2016. Wittwer suffered a knee injury on Oct 6 and played just three downs in a 52-0 victory over Utica on Oct. 27. Wittwer’s season is over. In his last full game, on Sept. 29, Eisenhower defeated Macomb L’Anse Creuse North, 42-0, and Wittwer, in just over one quarter of action, was 6-for-10 passing for 125 yards and three TDs. For the season Wittwer is 44-for-64 for 1,027 yards, 11 TDs and one interception. He has 47 carries for 264 yards and four TDs. “He’s a complete team player,” Smith said. “As far as being competitive, he’s one of the best.” Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan have offered him a scholarship, and Wittwer has been accepted by the Air Force Academy. He has a 3.83 GPA.

Ovie Oghoufo

Farmington Hills Harrison | LB/TE/KR, 6-3, 215 - Senior

Oghoufo committed to Notre Dame. He is the prototype for what college scouts are looking for an outside linebackers – long, fast and athletic. Last season he posted 66 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries. Oghoufo chose Notre Dame over Michigan and Michigan State. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek coach Bob Lantzy said Oghoufo is one of the best players he’s coached against. Harrison defeated Riverview, 21-0, last week and Oghoufo had nine tackles.  Oghoufo helped the Hawks reach their first state final since 2010. This season Oghoufo has 51 total tackles. This includes 32 unassisted tackles, 22 assists, three pass break-ups or deflections, seven sacks and seven quarterback hurries. On offense he has 30 receptions for 479 yards and five TDs. He has six carries for 73 yards and six kickoff returns for 160 yards and one TD.