SACRAMENTO — Sweetwater High School running back Terry Rodgers, son of 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, was named 1985 California high school football Player of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports.
The 5-foot 10-inch, 165-pound senior rushed for 1,732 yards, scored 32 touchdowns and led Sweetwater to an 11-1 record. Cal-Hi Sports, a Sacramento-based publication, selected Rodgers on Thursday.
"It caught me by surprise . . . I didn't really expect it," Rodgers said. "But it feels pretty good to be selected for the whole state. It's a pretty big state, so I guess it's a pretty big honor."
Vista High was named the Cal-Hi Team of the Year. Vista finished with a 13-0 record and won the San Diego Section title.