Austin Hoover of Milan High School has been Huron League Defensive Player of the Year by the Huron League Football Blog.
The 6-1, 195 lb. hard hitting senior led the Huron League Champions in tackles with 147 including 7 tackles for loss. He also had two interceptions for a defensive unit that led the league in fewest points allowed per game.
The Milan captain will most likely play football at the next level if he chooses for a college team that values heart, desire and a winner's mentality. Hoover helped lead Milan to a 20-2 record and two Huron League titles over the least two seasons.
Hoover's teammate and fellow senior Max Blackburn was also considered for the award along with Riverview LB Jake Walsh.