@joe_humphreys2, ’22, 6-3, 200-pound QB from @DCHS_Football is anything but your ‘Average Joe…’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

We are getting down to the wire, as the saying goes. Regional Champions will be crowned this coming Friday night and a date with Kroger Field and destiny await some of the teams “still in it.”

This is also the time of year we discuss the Kentucky Mr. Football Awards. The coaches will crown a Mr. Football and so will the media (Associated Press).

Some years it is the same player, like Michael Mayer from Covington Catholic in 2019. Some years we crown different heads.

Last year the coaches crowned Cam Hergott from Beechwood. The AP gave it to two “winners,” Hergott and Jagger Burton from Frederick Douglass.

We have no idea whether there will be two different recipients or whether the two awards will be given to just one as in Mayer’s case. We have no idea whether Cameron Hergott will “repeat” as he came back under SB-128.

A guy who we believe should be getting plenty of consideration is Daviess County’s QB, Joe Humphreys.

Looking at his numbers, what’s not to like?

Humphreys has completed around 68% of his passing attempts (248 for 363) for 3,789-yards. He has thrown 47-TDs with only 8-INTs.

The passing numbers are eye-popping enough. Like Hergott, they don’t tell the entire story.

Humphreys has rushed for 555-yards on 61-rushing attempts and scored an incredible 17-TDs on the ground. Now, QBs don’t get credit for “scoring” the points from their TD passes. Can you even imagine his “scoring” output if he could claim the 47-tosses.

Mayer, formerly Covington Catholic; now, Notre Dame

He’s Daviess County’s top point producer (114-points on the year) by quite a margin (Sean Higgs is second with 66). That is without factoring in the 47-TDs he’s had, at the very least, a hand in producing.

He’s a very sought after prospect on the recruiting trail too. National recruiting service, 247Sports.com, has Humphreys visiting Miami (OH) and New Mexico after the season with offers already from Akron, Austin Peay, EKU, Appalachia State, and Army.

We hear Louisville, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and NC State are still lurking and evaluating, though they have yet to offer. Like we said, he’s hot on the trail and could very easily slide to a FBS, Power-5 team should the cards fall just right.

The most important statistic for any QB is wins/losses. This year, Daviess County, a 6A, 1st-District team, is 11-1 and a 7-point loss to Owensboro Senior (also 11-1 in 5A) from being a perfect 12-0. They are in Louisville Friday night playing Saint Xavier. Should they come away with a win there…some Mr. Football voters would be forced to notice Mr. Humphreys and all he has accomplished this season.

As for KPGFootball…well, we’re a little ahead of the curve. He’s got our attention.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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