High School Football

Howard running back Devin Dawkins runs away with football Offensive Player of the Year award

Howard running back Devin Dawkins runs away with football Offensive Player of the Year award

Over the last half decade, no program has churned out top-tier running backs like Howard.

Michael Anderson ran for 1,394 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 2012, and Terrell Charles raised the bar in 2013 with 1,738 yards and 18 touchdowns in his senior season. Najee Savage in 2014 helped the Lions win their first of four straight regional titles with 1,555 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior, and Malik Anderson’s 2,005 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season helped Howard reach the 4A state championship game in 2015.

But after Anderson graduated as the school’s record holder for all-purpose yardage with 4,936, it wasn’t clear who would be the next great Lions running...

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