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QB Kyler Murray is Gatorade athlete of the year

Texas A&M-bound quarterback Kyler Murray from Allen High in Texas was selected the Gatorade male athlete of the year during an announcement on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The 5-foot-11 Murray led his team to a 16-0 record while passing for 4,713 yards and 54 touchdowns.

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Among the players he beat out was track standout Michael Norman from Vista Murrieta.

The female athlete of the year is Candace Hill, a sophomore sprinter from Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga.  She became the first high school girl to break the 11-second barrier in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.98 seconds.

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