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      Stratford's Jacob Park named 2013 Mr. Football

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Mr. Football award will stay in Goose Creek for another year. Stratford's Jacob Park was named this year's award winner at the All Star Game Awards.{}Park said he was "shocked" to learn he had won the award after losing the title game to Northwestern, led by Oklahoma State-bound Mason Rudolph.Park led the Knights to a 12-3 year that went to the state title game against Northwestern where they fell short of picking up the school's second title.{}Park said in the days leading up to the game that he and his teammates had been hoping for a return to the state final since their freshman year. The school last appeared in a title game in 2004, losing 21-7 to Rock Hill. The Knights last won a state title in 1999. Park was instrumental in the Knights' wins and often dazzled fans with quick footwork, a strong arm that could throw long, accurate bombs, and an athleticism that sent him over the heads of tackles.{}Park is also a titan off the field. He graduates later this month and will play in the All-American game in January before taking his place on the campus at the University of Georgia, where he will be on the sidelines with the Bulldogs.{}Goose Creek's Tramel Terry won the award last year coming off the Gators' perfect season that didn't make it into the playoffs after a decision to disqualify the team by the South Carolina High School Association.{}Mr. Football is often a sign of things to come for players looking to advance to top-tier college play and the NFL. Previous winners include South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, Marcus Lattimore, and Stephon Gilmore.{}The last Knight to win the award was Moe Thompson in 2001.{}

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