KSL Sports Rewind: 5A Football Award Nominees

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah state high school football season is over and KSL Sports Rewind needs your help to distribute the 5A awards.

Dusty Litster and Dane Stewart announced the nominees for 5A Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Most Unheralded and Coach of the Year. Make sure to cast your vote for each of the awards in the social media polls below. You can also comment on the posts to write in your votes.

Learn more about the nominees in the video at the top of the story.

Offensive MVP nominees

  • Micah Beckstead, RB, Timpview
  • Dax Sumko, RB, Box Elder
  • Tevita Valeti, RB, Springville
  • Jackson Brousseau, QB, Lehi

Defensive MVP nominees

  • Papa Matelau, DL, East
  • Bo Tate, LB, Skyline
  • Kadiyon Sweat, DB, Lehi
  • Siale Esera, LB, Timpview

Most unannounced nominees

  • Cooper Swasey, WR, Payson
  • Helaman Casuga, QB, Timpview
  • Cole Mortensen, WR/DB, Box Elder
  • Crew Erickson, WR, Wasatch

Coach of the Year nominated

  • Brody Benson, Woods Cross
  • Robbie Gunter, boxing elder
  • Steve Coburn, Wasatch
  • Weston Zabriskie, Cedar Valley

About KSL Sports Rewind

Dusty Litster and Dane Stewart have been a broadcast team covering Utah High School Sports since 2005. Dane is the lead play-by-play on the weekly KSL Sports Rewind Game of the Week. Dusty is the host of KSL Sports Friday Night Red Zone. Together they anchor KSL Sports Rewind, the most comprehensive high school coverage in Utah.

KSL Sports Rewind is the most comprehensive coverage of Utah High School sports ranging from live stream games, weekly recap videos, top 5 games and appearances, leaderboards and interactive pick ’em videos. Backlash coverage ranges from football to baseball. Keep following them Twitter and on Instagram.

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Each week, Jeremiah Jensen, Stevenson Sylvester and Mariluz Cook broadcast a high school football game from across the state of Utah.

Jeremiah Jensen is an Emmy Award-winning sports anchor and reporter who has covered sports in Utah for KSL since October 2005.

A native of Star Valley, Wyoming, Jensen has a passion for covering the sports teams he grew up with. In 2011, he won a regional Emmy and UBEE award for Best Sports Story. His work has also been recognized by the Utah Society of Professional Journalists.

Sylvester is a former Utah Utes standout linebacker who played college football from 2006-2009. He was a member of the Utah team that defeated Alabama in the 2008 Sugar Bowl. Sylvester was selected in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft. He then played five seasons in the NFL, including four with the Steelers and one with the Buffalo Bills.


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