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Corner Canyon’s Jaxson Dart named MaxPreps National Football Player of the Year

Dart, committed to playing college football at USC, threw 67 TD passes as a senior.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart during the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Quarterback Jaxson Dart, who led Corner Canyon to a state title and signed a letter of intent to play football at USC, collected a national award Friday.

Dart was named the 2020 MaxPreps National High School Football Player of the Year. The hypercompetitive senior helped the Chargers to a 6A championship — the school’s third in a row — last November and also broke some state records along the way.

Dart finished his senior season with 67 touchdown passes, nine more than the previous record set by Lehi’s Cammon Cooper in 2017. He also added 12 rushing touchdowns and amassed more than 6,000 yards in total offense. He will likely win the Gatorade Football Player of the Year Award for the state of Utah.

Corner Canyon went undefeated in 2020 with Dart as quarterback.

Recent winners of the MaxPreps player of the year in football include D.J. Uiagalelei, Bru McCoy and JT Daniels, all from high schools in Southern California.

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