By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pine-Richland quarterback Cole Spencer has been named the winner of the first annual Willie Thrower Award.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ended Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
The award is given to the top high school quarterback in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Spencer helped lead his team to win the PIAA 6A State Championship during the 2020 season.READ MORE: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
Willie Thrower was he NFL’s first Black quarterback, having played for the Chicago Bears in 1953.
The four-runners up were:MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride
- Ethan Dahlem, Upper St. Clair
- Ameer Dudley, Central Valley
- Jake Pugh, Thomas Jefferson
- Brad Birch, Jeannette
Voters for the finalists included a panel of two coaches from the 18 WPIAL conferences and the City League along with 32 media members.