Patrick Towles has had a pretty good senior season. He won both the Paul Hornung and Gatorade Player of the Year Award for the state of Kentucky, he capped off an undefeated season with a state championship win over Franklin-Simpson in Bowling Green and now he has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Football by The Associated Press. Towles is the eleventh Mr. Football winner to go to UK and the first since Micah Johnson in 2005. He joins fellow Highlands Bluebird and former Kentucky quarterback, Jared Lorenzen, as the award’s recipient.
In fifteen games this season, Towles threw for 3,820 yards and 42 touchdowns while adding 589 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. If those numbers aren’t ridiculous enough for you, he also only threw one interception on the year. Towles has started for the Bluebirds since his sophomore season and has only lost one game as the starting quarterback.
Patrick was quoted after the state championship game saying that he is still 150 percent committed to the Cats and if he could write his name in stone then he would. You have to love that.
Towles received nine of the votes from the 15 member panel. Others receiving votes were Central’s Anthony Wales (three votes), Trinity’s James Quick (two votes) and Johnson Central’s J.J. Jude (one vote).