Dudley’s Hendon Hooker Wins 9th Bob Sawyer Award of the Season

Posted by Andy Durham on October 24, 2015 at 12:06 am under High School | Read the First Comment

ROTARY PRESENTS NINTH BOB SAWYER AWARD FOR 2015 SEASON GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Greensboro, NC – The Rotary Club of Greensboro has selected the ninth winner of the 2015 Bob Sawyer Guilford County Football Player of the Week. The award will be presented at the Rotary Meeting on Wednesday, October 28, at 12:40 pm. The meeting takes place at the Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Winner: Hendon Hooker
Coach: Steven Davis
School: Dudley High School
Jersey Number: 1
Position: Quarterback
Dudley vs. Southern Alamance (55-0)

Quarterback Hendon Hooker set a Bob Sawyer Award record for most touchdowns recorded on Friday, October 16th, scoring an incredible 7 seven touchdowns, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for 96 yards. Hooker’s explosive performance allowed the Panthers to handily defeat the Patriots 55-0, moving their record to 7-1 this season.

In the words of his coach, “Motivated to be a leader in the community and inspiration for aspiring athletes, Hendon helps his father conduct workouts for young kids, attends Triad Christian Center and upholds a 4.3 GPA in school. He hopes to lead his team to a State Championship.”

Info on Award: The Bob Sawyer Award began in the fall of 2013 for Guilford County High School football players. This award is in honor of long-time coach, athletic director and Greensboro Rotarian, Bob Sawyer, who remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. Leading Grimsley High School’s swimming teams to 16 consecutive championships and an unprecedented 15 straight NCHSAA state titles, Sawyer was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974, and was enshrined in the NC High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1995.

D.J. O’Brien III
DOBRIEN@brookspierce.com


  • Southern Guilford said,

    Based on the numbers that were put up by Rayshawn Knight, QB at SG, he should be up for this award as well. 14-14 passing, 4 pass TD’s with 306 yards.