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Salpointe standout Bijan Robinson named top Male Athlete in Arizona by MaxPreps

Bijan Robinson with his second straight Ed Doherty Award. He’s with his former coach, Dennis Bene at the award presentation earlier this month. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

MaxPreps named Salpointe standout Bijan Robinson top Male Athlete in Arizona Thursday morning.

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Robinson, a First-Team All-American, rushed for 2,235 yards and 38 touchdowns this past year. He set several state records:

BIG SCHOOL CAREER RUSHING
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (7,036)
2: Marcus Thomas, Tolleson (5,878)

ARIZONA CAREER RUSHING
1: Casey Jahn – 2A NW Christian (7,544)
2: Bijan Robinson – 4A Salpointe (7,036)

ARIZONA CAREER TDS
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (114)
2: Casey Jahn, NW Christian (112)

BIG SCHOOL RUSHING TDS
1: Bijan Robinson, Salpointe (103)
2: Kevin Daniels, Glendale (89)

NOTABLES
Third player in Arizona history to rush for 7,000 yards.
Only player to have three 2,000-yard rushing seasons.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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