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Broncos' stellar receiver pulls in football awards

Dane KeyDane Key of Frederick Douglass High School will bring home the 2021 Paul Hornung Award from the Louisville Quarterback Club, which annually presents the honor to the state's top football player. The 6-foot-2 wide receiver, who has committed to play for the University of Kentucky, will accept the honor Dec. 21 at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville.

In addition, the Kentucky Football Coaches Association has named Dane its Class 5A Player of the Year. Considered a four-star wideout and the state's top recruit, Dane had 959 yards and nine touchdowns receiving this season, including 155 yards and two scores in the 5A championship game.

"He is a dynamic athlete and a person who leads by example by living our core values," said Coach Nathan McPeek. "He's the most talented player on the field, but he never acts that way. He's all about making our team better and helping others become better."

Did you know? Former Bronocs teammate Jager Burton, who is now an offensive lineman for the Wildcats, won the Hornung Award in 2020.

Dane Key stretches for a catch in the end zone. (Photos courtesy of Carter Extreme Photography)

Source: Herald-Leader, Kentucky High School Athletic Association, and

Photos: Courtesy of David Carter with Carter Extreme Photography

Contact: Coach Nathan McPeek

(Revised Dec. 7, posted Dec. 2, 2021)