Southern Arizona’s historically most prolific QB Cam Hackworth to attend Lake Forest College

Sabino soon-to-be graduate Cameron Hackworth will continue his football career at NCAA Division III program Lake Forest (Ill.) (Hackworth photo)

Sabino Class of 2024 prospect Cameron Hackworth, Southern Arizona’s most prolific passer in history, will continue his career at Lake Forest (Ill.) College, an NCAA Division III program.

Hackworth’s career 8,799 passing yards and 97 touchdowns are the most in the history of Southern Arizona high school football.

Hackworth, a 5-foot-8 and 160-pound versatile athlete who also excelled at defensive back for the Sabercats, signed with Lake Forest on Tuesday.

The Foresters are one of the top Division III programs nationally achieving a winning record in eight straight seasons. More than 30 players from Arizona are on Lake Forest’s current roster.

Hackworth led Sabino to its first state championship in 25 years when the Sabercats beat Paradise Honors 68-46 on Nov. 25.

“I means a lot to me; it’s amazing,” Hackworth said of breaking the Southern Arizona career passing yards record, previously held by Rhett Rodriguez, who went on to play for his dad Rich Rodriguez at Arizona.

“Rhett Rodriguez went on to play in college football as a quarterback, so I hope this opens up some eyes to some people to say, ‘Cam Hackworth can go do it. It doesn’t matter about the size or measurements, just let him go do it. Let him get on campus and earn the opportunity.’”

1 Cameron Hackworth, Sabino: 8,799 (2020-23)
2 Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills 8,694 (2013-16)
3 Trenton Bourguet, Marana: 7,612 (2015-18)
4 Andrew Cota, Sunnyside/Salpointe, 7,554 (2010-13)
5 Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro 7,106 (1996-99)
6 Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
7 Elijah Joplin, Marana: 6,074 (2020-2023)
8 Tyler D’Amore, Ironwood Ridge: 5,915 (2008-10)
9 Adriell Alvarado, Cienega: 5,910 (2012-15)
10 Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
11 Bobby Valdez, Sunnyside: 5,731 (1984-86)
12 Jovoni Borbon, Buena: 5,666 (2016-19)
13 Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)
14 Gabriel Smith, Walden Grove: 5,257 (2021-2023)
15 Alex Lopez, Walden Grove: 5,062 (2017-19)

1 Cameron Hackworth, Sabino: 97 (2020-23)
2 Trenton Bourguet, Marana: 86 (2015-18)
3 Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills: 77 (2013-16)
3 Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro: 77 (1996-99)
5 Andrew Cota, Sunnyside/Salpointe: 71 (2010-13)


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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