GHS Mr. Football nominees and winners


1998: Brigham Lyons - Nominee

Brigham Lyons (1988-1991) was the first player nominated for Mr. Football from Greeneville.  His nomination was in the Class 3-A Back category.  Lyons was the East Tennessee Player of the YEar, and 1,373 yards rushing his junior year, and 1,722 his senior year.   Lyons was also a standout track athlete, and won the state championship in the 300 meter low hurdles.  After GHS, Lyons played for MTSU, rushing for over 2,200 yards, a school record.

1993: Dustin Moore - Winner

With 4.4 speed and more yards than any other back in GHS history, Dustin Moore (1991-1993) was the first GHS player to bring home the Mr. Football trophy.  Moore's size and speed made him an attractive recruit for the University of Tennessee.

2002: Cody Baugh - Nominee

Cody Baugh (2000-2002) quarterbacked Greeneville's first wide open, passing style offense, and set both school and conference records.  He passed for over 3,200 yards and 36 touchdowns his senior year.

2010: William Carmichael - Winner

Willie Carmichael brought home the second Mr. Football trophy to Greeneville during the Devil's run to their first state championship title.  Carmichael threw for 12 touchdowns but ran for 19 more and almost 2,000 yards rushing

2011: Terrell Rollins - Winner

A Greeneville player brought back the hardware for the second straight year as Terrell Rollins won the defensive award, back when the award was divided among offense and defense.  It was a bitter sweet win as one of the other finalists was teammate Jamal Hall, himself a standout on the defense.

2011: Jamal Hall - Nominee

Nominated alongside teammate Terrell Rollins.


2015: Desmond Dabbs - Nominee

All conference, and an all around athlete, Dabbs was the workhorse of Greeneville's offense. He gained 2,422 yards and 31 touchdowns his senior year.    Against Knox Central in the second round of the playoffs, Dabbs carried the ball 42 times for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns.

2017: Cade Ballard - Winner

Cade Ballard became the first Junior from GHS to win the Mr. Football award, having helped the team to a perfect 15-0 record and their third state championship.  Cade passed for 3,148 yards (a school record) and 38 touchdowns (a school record), and ran for 985 yards and 21 touchdowns.

2018: Cade Ballard - Winner

Cade Ballard became the 18th player in Division 1 to be named Mr. Football in back-to-back years. Cade passed for 9,399 yards, 123 touchdowns, and only 9 interceptions, rushed for 2,669 and 60 touchdowns, and started all 55 games of his high school career.  He received a commission to West Point upon graduation.