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Jackson Cassidy Nominated for Mr. Football

Posted 11/8/22

NASHVILLE — For the second year in a row, a McKenzie Rebel has been nominated for Class A’s Mr. Football Award.  Last year, it was junior running back Marquez Taylor and this year it is senior quarterback Jackson Cassidy.

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Jackson Cassidy Nominated for Mr. Football

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NASHVILLE — For the second year in a row, a McKenzie Rebel has been nominated for Class A’s Mr. Football Award.  Last year, it was junior running back Marquez Taylor and this year it is senior quarterback Jackson Cassidy.
 
Over the course of four seasons, Cassidy has racked up impressive numbers.  Most of those numbers came in the 10, 11, and 12th grades.  In 47 games which counts through the final regular season game at McEwen, Jackson completed 238 passes out of 436 attempts for 4,472 yards and 50 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.  His career completion rate is 55 percent of his passes.  He has done plenty of damage with his feet also rushing 196 times for 1736 for an average of 8.9 yards per carry and 28 touchdowns.
 
This year, heading into the playoffs, Cassidy completed 66 of 107 passes for 1464 yards and 20 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions.  On the ground, he has 28 carries for 347 yards and 7 touchdowns.
 
He has been a force defensively with career numbers including 221 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, 3 caused fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.  This year alone, Cassidy has 51 total tackles and 2 tackles for loss through the ten regular season games.
 
The Mr. Football Awards will be given to the top football players in nine classifications at Nissan Stadium on December 7.  The top kicker in the state will be awarded regardless of classification.  The three finalists for each award will be unveiled by Mike Keith and Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel at 7 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 22. The announcement will be streamed on the Tennessee Titans website and the Titans social/digital channels. The three finalists for each award will be the ones invited to attend the awards luncheon at Nissan Stadium, where the winner of each award will be announced.
 
A committee of statewide sports writers statewide selected winners based on performance in the 2022 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
 
The other Class A nominees besides Cassidy include: Kumaro Brown, MASE, Sam Driggers, Peabody, Isaiah Thomison, Fayetteville, and Kamden Wellington, South Pittsburg.
 
This is the 38th year the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players. A Mr. Football trophy will be presented to the winners of each category. A Mr. Football plaque will be presented to the other two finalists in each category. The other semi-finalists will each receive a certificate.
 
Jackson is the son of George and Angela Cassidy.

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