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Pinson Valley RB finalist for Class 5A Back of the Year

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — Pinson Valley junior running back Nick Gibson is a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Back of the Year.

The other two finalists are Southside-Gadsden senior running back Dantley Coker and Spanish Fort sophomore quarterback Tyler Johnston.

Pinson Valley junior running back Nick Gibson rushes the ball against Hartselle in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
file photo by Ron Burkett

The winner — as well as the ASWA’s annual Mr. Football award and Super 12 team — will be announced Jan. 15 at the annual banquet, which is at the Alabama Activities Center in Montgomery.

Gibson has already been named to the ASWA All-State team in Class 5A. Gibson, The Trussville Tribune’s Pinson Valley offensive player of the year, rushed 293 times for 2,205 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. Gibson also caught 25 passes for 266 yards and three scores.

Gibson was widely recognized for two games this season. He rushed for 460 yards and six touchdowns against Mortimer Jordan, and for 369 yards and six more scores against Moody.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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