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Associated Press names Beechwood’s Cameron Hergott as co-winner of Mr. Football award

Beechwood quarterback Cameron Hergott was named co-winner of Kentucky Mr. Football by the Associated Press after leading his team to the Class 2A state championship last season.

Hergott shares the 2020 award with Jager Burton, an offensive lineman on the Fredrick Douglass football team that made it to the Class 5A semifinals. 

Cameron Hergott

In December, Hergott was named Kentucky Mr. Football by members of the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. The Associated Press co-winners were selected by media members from across the state.

A dual-threat quarterback, Hergott passed for 2,467 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for 1,078 yards and 15 touchdowns during Beechwood’s 10-2 season.

The Tigers won their last eight games, including a 24-23 overtime victory over top-ranked Lexington Christian in the Class 2A state final. Hergott passed for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the title game. He also gained 97 yards on the ground.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback will continue his playing career at the University of Akron, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Burton received the Paul Hornung Award from the Louisville Quarterback Club and was chosen for the All-American Bowl. He signed with the University of Kentucky and enrolled in January.

This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time overall that a local player has been named Kentucky Mr. Football by the Associated Press. The past winners include Michael Mayer of Covington Catholic (2019), Patrick Towles of Highlands (2011), Jared Lorenzen of Highlands (1998), Shaun Alexander of Boone County (1994) and Frank Jacobs of Newport Central Catholic (1986).

Hergott was the only local player named first-team all-state by the Associated Press for the 2020 season. The second-team selections included Covington Catholic offensive lineman Ben Dickhaus and Ryle punter Franklin Rogers.

See the NKyTribune’s story about Cameron Hergott here.

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