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Jesuit WR Jake Oliver wins 2012 Landry Award
December 10, 2012By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Jake Oliver is the winner of the 2012 Landry Award as the best high school football player in North Texas. Oliver was named during a ceremony Monday night at the Communities Foundation of Texas and broadcast live on TXA 21. Proceeds benefit the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The Landry Award, named after former Dallas Cowboys and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry, recognizes the top high school football player in the North Texas area, as chosen by a voting panel of former coaches and players, members of the media and local leaders.
Oliver, a Texas commit, was selected from among five finalists: McKinney Boyd Bryan Driskell, Arlington Martin QB/RB Kyle Hicks, Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill and Allen Eagles WR/RB/KR Oliver Pierce.
Oliver set the state career receptions record with 308 receptions, passing Jordan Shipley’s previous mark of 264. He had 93 catches for 1,354 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012.
Johnathan Gray of Aledo won the first two Landry Awards in 2010 and 2011.