Posted On: 12/24/20 1:46 PM

Every year, the National Football Foundation- Valley of the Sun Chapter recognizes Arizona’s best athletes by position, along with a "player of the year" award. Arizona is an absolute gold mine for talent, and has developed some of the nations best prospects. With all recipients being in the 2021 class, take a look at who took home their respected awards for the 2020 season:

Frank Kush Player of the Year: Brandon BucknerBrandonBuckner6'1" | LBChandler | 2021StateAZ, DE, Chandler (University of Oregon signee)

Buckner did his best work this season as a pass rusher, accumulating 12 sacks and 22 hurries. He is very quick off the ball and does a great job utilizing his strength and speed to quickly shed OT’s to get into the backfield. He is strong at the POA and shows solid flexibility. Buckner was effective with technique and helped the stacked Chandler team win yet another state championship.

Danny White QB of the Year (Co Winners): Ty ThompsonTyThompson6'4" | QBMesquite | 2021StateAZ, Mesquite HS (University of Oregon signee), Mikey KeeneMikeyKeene5'11" | QBChandler | 2021StateAZ, Chandler HS (University of Central Florida Signee)

Thompson: He has won back-to-back state titles and threw for over 3,400 yards and 34

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