Vols Justin Worley headed to Hollywood for Gatorade Awards

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Justin Worley will be attending the 9th annual Gatorade Awards.

The Vols incoming freshman quarterback will be in Hollywood Tuesday for the award ceremony and is a nominee for the 2011male high school athlete of the year.

The biggest names in high school sports will convene in Hollywood as Gatorade honors the top prep male and female athletes. The ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards serve as a prelude to The ESPY Awards.

For 26 years, Gatorade has recognized America's elite high school students for their athletic achievement, academic excellence and exemplary character with the Gatorade Player of the Year award. Amongst Gatorade Player of the Year award alumni, fans will discover names like Peyton Manning, Candace Parker, Alonzo Mourning and Lisa Leslie. These champions represent only a handful of exceptional talents who were first recognized by the Gatorade Player of the Year program before shining at the highest levels of competition. More than 11,000 state and 234 National Players of the Year have been honored for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. As part of this year’s festivities, the nominees will walk the red carpet, which will be seen prior to The ESPY Awards and winners will receive their awards at a dinner emceed by ESPN’s Stuart Scott.

Since 1985, the Gatorade Player of the Year program has honored State & National Players of the Year in football, volleyball, boys & girls cross country, boys & girls soccer, boys & girls basketball, baseball, softball, and boys & girls track & field. Now in its ninth year, the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards honor the nation’s top male and female high school athletes, chosen by a panel of sportswriters and commentators.


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