Player of the Year

The year 2008 is upon us and Georgia Varsity Sports Vent wants to give praise where praise is due for accomplishments made on the field in 2007. That is why Emanuel County Institute junior running back Washaun Ealey is's Player of the Year following his stellar junior season.

Emanuel County Institute tailback Washaun Ealey was little known outside his small town prior to the start of the 2007 high school football season.

But after a record-shattering year in which he helped deliver the first 1A state title in ECI's history, there's no doubt that everyone knows the talented junior's name.

And that is why he is Player of the Year for 2007.

This season Ealey, who weighs in at 205 pounds and stands 6-feet tall, dashed for a staggering 58 touchdowns; crushing the old mark of 46 set by former Buford High star Darius Walker, who currently plays for the NFL's Houston Texans.

He finished the season with 2,982 yards - good enough for third most in state history.

Ealey's impressive season made him an easy choice for Player of the Year in 2007. And with one full year before what will likely turned into a collegiate football career, he's only getting started.

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