One month after earning the Cover2 Marcus Mariota Award as state player of the year, Saint Louis senior quarterback Chevan Cordeiro was named the 2017-18 Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year on Monday.
Cordeiro is the ninth Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Saint Louis School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Cordeiro as Hawaii’s best high school football player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award to be announced in December, Cordeiro joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Mitchell Trubisky (2012-13, Mentor High School, Ohio), Greg Olsen (2002-03, Wayne Hills High School, N.J.), Matthew Stafford (2005-06 Highland Park High School, Texas), Harrison Smith (2006-07 Knoxville Catholic High School, Tenn.), Latavius Murray (2007-08, Onondaga High School, N.Y.), Brock Osweiler (2008-09, Flathead High School, Mont.) and Leonard Fournette (2014-15 & 2012-13, St. Augustine High School, La.).
The 6-foot, 175-pound senior dual-threat quarterback accounted for 3,611 total yards and 39 touchdowns, leading the Crusaders to a 10-0 record and their second straight Open Division state title. In his first year as a starter following the departure of former teammate and 2016 Hawaii Gatorade Football Player of the Year, Tua Tagovailoa, Cordeiro shined, passing for 3,157 yards and 29 touchdowns, throwing just eight interceptions while also rushing for 454 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Verbally committed to the University of Hawaii since the summer, Cordeiro remains committed to the Rainbow Warriors and told KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello that he will more than likely sign with the ‘Bows on December 20th, which starts the early national letter of intent signing period.
“Me and my parents are talking about it and I want to sign early because I want to go to UH, I want to stay home, that’s where I belong. I think I’m going to sign early” said Cordeiro.
Cordeiro has maintained a 3.04 GPA in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at the University of Hawaii in the fall of 2018.
###Previous School Winners
2016-17 Tua Tagovailoa, QB
2010-11 Marcus Mariota, QB
2000-01 Pes Pesefea Fiaseu, RB
1997-98 & 1996-97 Jason Gesser, QB
1994-95 George Ornellas, WR
1993-94 Vavae Tata, DT
1992-93 Viliami Maumau