Hedrick Named First Team All-State

QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) was recently named First Team All-State by The Oregonian. This honor comes on the heels of his junior season in 2008 when he was a Second Team All-State selection. Hedrick's HS career is now behind him and he's looking forward wearing the Blue and Orange at Boise State. He spoke to BroncoCountry about all of his senior season awards and his future as a Bronco.

Central HS QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) was recently named First Team All-State by The Oregonian. This honor comes on the heels of his junior season in 2008 when he was a Second Team All-State selection. "I was pretty excited about it," he said. "They called me a few days ago and told me about it. I'm not big on individual accomplishments, but all my hard work really came out."

The future Bronco racked up numerous awards in addition to the First Team All-State selection. "I was also Offensive Player of the Year for 4A," he stated. "I was the All-Region Player of the Year too."

Hedrick's HS career is now in the rearview mirror, but there's still one game in particular that stands out in his mind. "Winning 32-28 at Astoria this year was big," he said. "They beat us pretty bad in the semis last year and had only lost one game in five years at home. That was a big win for us."

Grant will now bring his talent to The Blue in Boise and two of his future coaches will be coming to town for a visit real soon. "Coach Harsin and Coach Wilcox are coming the week of January 11th," Hedrick said. "Sometime that week they'll come to a basketball game and come over to my house. It's going to be real cool. They are two of the best assistants in the country. They'll get everyone fired up again," he added.

The family atmosphere at Boise State continues to be the key recruiting tool for the Broncos. That was the main factor for the All-State QB in his decision to become a Bronco. "I think it's just the camaraderie and closeness they have," he said. "The family atmosphere is what I like most and not all schools have that."

Hedrick (6'1, 183, 4.56) had an unbelievable season both throwing and running the ball in 2009. He had 2,500 yards through the air, 34 TD passes, and only 1 INT. He rushed for around 1,500 yards and 18 TDs. "It was just part of maturing and growing a little more experienced," he said in reference to the 2009 season. "I let things come to me and the game really slowed down since it was my third year starting. I felt like I could takeover a game more this year than in the past."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Grant Hedrick.

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