High School Sports

Hallandale High QB Tyler Huntley named Gatorade Player of the Year

Hallandale QB Tyler Huntley.
Hallandale QB Tyler Huntley. mnavarro@miamiherald.com

Tyler Huntley led Hallandale to its best two seasons in school history as he capped one of the best careers ever by a Broward County quarterback.

On Thursday, Huntley added a prestigious honor to his résumé when he was named the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.

Huntley, a 6-2, 185-pound senior and University of Utah commitment, led the county in every major passing category this season. He completed 237 of 387 passes for 3,636 yards and threw 42 touchdown passes with only 10 interceptions.

His efforts helped Hallandale finish 10-3 and advance to the Class 5A regional finals for the first time in school history.

Huntley, the No. 21 quarterback prospect in the nation by 24-7sports.com, is the second player from Broward County in the past three seasons to win the award, joining former Plantation American Heritage running back Sony Michel, now a sophomore at the University of Georgia.

In four years starting for Hallandale, Huntley posted numbers that rank in the top 3 all-time in yardage and touchdown passes.

Huntley, who has a 3.32 GPA, went 34-10 as a starter while passing for 9,053 yards and throwing 106 career touchdown passes.

His 71 attempts this past season in a loss to St. Thomas Aquinas, a game in which he passed for 468 yards, was a state single-game record.