• WSOC-TV Channel 9 announces Big 22 finalists


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - UPDATE: The voting for the Big 22 five finalists has ended.  Channel 9 is currently tabulating all the votes and will announce the winner soon.  Thank you to everyone who voted.

    Thousands of votes were received in the first round of voting in WSOC-TV Channel 9 and High School Football Extra’s Big 22 brought to you by Ortho Carolina contest and the top five finalists have been named.  

    The finalists were determined by a percentage of public votes and a percentage of votes from the WSOC-TV Sports Team.  

    All five finalists are top pre-season standouts from area high school football teams for the 2012 season and will now be eligible to be named as the Big 22 “Player of the Year.”  

    Prior to the football season, coaches in the WSOC-TV viewing area were asked to nominate five high-school football players to be considered for the “Big 22” players to watch in the fall of 2012.   After reviewing the coach’s nominations, the Big 22 were selected by a committee of judges consisting of the WSOC-TV’s Sports Team.  

    A second round of public voting to determine the “Player of the Year” starts on wsoctv.com Friday, Oct. at 3 p.m. and will continue through 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29.   You can vote here starting Friday at 3 p.m.

    The “Big 22” finalist who receives the most public votes will be named “Player of the Year” and will receive a $10,000 donation for his school’s scholarship fund along with a personalized trophy, all provided by WSOC-TV and OrthoCarolina.  

    or the 2012 High School Football season the “Big 22” finalists are (in alphabetical order by last name):

    Tyrone Crowder/OL, Richmond High School, Rockingham, NC

    Devin Pearson/QB, South Pointe High School, Rock Hill, SC
    Michael Radford/QB, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte, NC
    Devan Robbins/WB/RB, South Point High School, Belmont, NC
    Lee Wright/RB, York Comprehensive High School, York, SC

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