The nominees are then given to individuals on a committee consisting of retired coaches who served actively in the coaches’ association. They assign point value to the nominees and they gut the list to no fewer than four and no more than eight finalists.
I, too, am baffled why neither Davidson nor Byrnes quarterback Shuler Bentley was on the list. Could a player be blackballed in this process? I don’t think he could be by all seven members on the committee. I do think the process needs to be looked at, however.
Keenan athlete Peter Esaw would be a good pick, as would White Knoll offensive lineman Christian Taylor.
There are others. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll give you a more comprehensive list.
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