• 2015: Cuthbertson's JT Cauthen named 'Big 22' player of the year

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of votes were tallied in the last round of voting in WSOC-TV’s Channel 9 “Big 22” contest brought to you by Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n Biscuits. 

    PHOTOS: JT Cauthen, Big 22 Player of the Year

    The high-school football player who received the most public votes and has now been named as “Player of the Year” is JT Cauthen, Cuthbertson High School, Waxhaw, N.C.  

    A celebration is planned at Cuthbertson High School where the school will receive a $10,000 donation (use of prize money to be allocated and determined by the school principal) along with a personalized trophy, all provided by WSOC-TV and Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n Biscuits.   

    Prior to the season, coaches in the Charlotte DMA viewing area were asked to nominate up to five high-school football players to be considered for the “Big 22” players to watch in 2015.   After reviewing the coach’s nominations, the final 22 were chosen by the Channel 9 Sports Team.   

    Out of the top 22 players five finalists were determined by a percentage of public votes and a percentage of votes from the WSOC-TV Sports Team. 

    JT Cauthen, Cuthbertson High School, along with four other finalists were named – BJ Emmons, Freedom High School, Zack Gilbert, South Mecklenburg High School, Cody Reece, Mt. Pleasant High School and Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln High School.

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