Ohio State commit Tate Martell is the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year.
The Bishop Gorman quarterback, who led his team to three consecutive state titles, received the award at his home in Nevada. Martell was presented the award by former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
George was in Martell’s kitchen baking buckeyes, when Tate walked in from school, and surprised him with the award.
“Tate really deserves to be this year’s Gatorade National Football Player of the Year because he embodies everything the award stands for,” said George. “Not only has Tate excelled on the field, but he’s also a stellar student and is a positive influence in the community. I’m excited to follow his career and watch all the things he will accomplish in the future.”
In his senior season, Martell threw for 2,362 yards, 41 touchdowns and just one interception, while adding 1,257 yards and 21 scores on the ground.