Mentor QB Named Ohio’s ‘Mr. Football’

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MENTOR, Ohio — Mentor senior QB Mitch Trubisky was named Mr. Football in the State of Ohio Wednesday night, capping a stellar high school career that, when all was said and done, put him in very select company as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the history of Ohio high school football.

“I was just very proud and happy to learn I won the award. I was actually out to dinner with my family and coaches. It was just a very special moment to share with them, the people who helped me bring this award back to Mentor,” Trubisky said.

Trubisky, who already committed to play at the University of North Carolina and will enroll for the winter session, threw for more than 4,000 yards and 60 total touchdowns on the season.

His leadership in posting two epic wins over powers St. Edward and St. Ignatius in successive weeks garnered him enough votes in the statewide poll to give him the honor.

The St. Edward win came courtesy of a touchdown pass to fellow All Ohio First Teamer Brandon Fritts with about 30 seconds left.  The two teamed up on a clutch two point conversion pass in triple overtime the next week to give the Cards the win over St. Ignatius.

Reflecting on playing for Mentor High, Trubisky said, “It’s more than a school. We take that into fact. We play for each other. It’s a great brotherhood and a special place to play.”

Trubisky is the second Mentor quarterback to earn the title of Mr. Football.  Bart Tanski was named Mr. Football in 2007. The voting comes from Associated Press reporters statewide.

Trubisky was named the Fox 8 Friday Night Touchdown Player of the Year for his junior season.

Kareem Hunt of Willoughby South was a big contender for the 2012 Mr. Football title.

Trubisky is coached by Steve Trivisonno.