Thursday, January 5, 2012

Prep football: Cord Sandberg places 3rd in Mr. Football voting

(photo by Paul Videla)

Manatee quarterback Cord Sandberg finished third in the Florida Dairy Farmers 2011 Mr. Football voting.

Miami Norland running back Randy "Duke" Johnson, who rushed for 357 yards against Palmetto in a Class 5A state semifinal, won the award with 184 points.

The award was voted on by various media members and coaches around the state.

Sandberg finished with 109 points. Kelvin Taylor, a running back at Glades Day, finished second (120 points0.

Sandberg was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 7A Player of the Year, and totaled more than 2,900 yards of offense in leading the Hurricanes to its first state title since 1992.

Sandberg accounted for 258 yards of offense, ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown during Manatee's 40-0 win over Jacksonville First Coast in the state final.

Johnson is senior, and Taylor and Sandberg are juniors.

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