Appleton Xavier senior quarterback Matt Ferris has been named Gatorade ‘Wisconsin
Player of the Year’ today.
Ferris passed for 3,949 yards and 50 touchdowns, completing 258 of 418 passes while throwing 11 interceptions this past season. Ferris led the Hawks (12-2) to the Division 3 state semifinals.
Ferris was earlier named the 2013 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year. He set single-season state record for touchdown passes this fall, shattering the former mark of 40 set last year by 2012-13 Gatorade Wisconsin Football Player of the Year Tarek Yaeggi of Watertown.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school sports.