BCP Offensive Player of the Year – Malik Davis, 2017 RB, Jesuit win Guy Toph award. Believed to be the oldest continuous high school sports award in the country and often described as Hillsborough County’s equivalent to college football’s Heisman Trophy, the Guy Toph Award has been presented to senior football players who excel on the field and in the classroom.
Quick, physical, impossible to contain. Davis struck the end zone 33 times in 2016, which was a career high, along with his 2,469 yards, putting him fourth in the state. He finished his career as the only Hillsborough County running back to compile more than 7,000 yards. The Florida commit rushed for 11.5 yards per carry this season. The one time he rushed for less than 100 yards in 2016 occurred when the Tigers met Middleton, where Davis was held to 87 yards. Jesuit won 42-0, either way. There was that game when Jesuit hosted Gibbs in the first round of the playoffs and Davis ran the ball five times which resulted in 188 yards. The next week, he ran for a season-high 279 against Jefferson, including one for 91 yards. Even against eventual 5A Champion American Heritage, Davis ran for 144 yards on 26 carries. Topping it all off, Davis finally overcame Ray Ray McCloud’s All-Time Leading Rusher award in Hillsborough County with his work in 2016.