Viera's Tre Nixon named FACA District 12, Class 7A Player of the Year

Holy Trinity’s J’V’on Butler among others honored


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Viera High's Tre Nixon (left) is shown here with his brother, Devin, during spring practice. Tre was named the FACA District 12, Class 7A Player of the Year. Devin was named to the All-Senior first team

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

Viera High junior wide receiver Tre Nixon has been named the 2014 Dairy Farmers Mr. Football (Player of the Year) for District 12, Class 7A it was announced Friday.

The vote was held by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 12, which is comprised of coaches from all Brevard County schools.

Holy Trinity’s J’V’on Butler was named fourth runner-up for MVP of the district and was also selected as a member of the district’s first-team defense as a linebacker and was named to the All-Senior first team as a tight end.

Viera coach Kevin Mays (7A) and Holy Trinity’s Nate Hooks Jr. (3A) were voted the 2014 Dairy Farmers Football Coach of the Year for their respective classifications.

Defensive back Trevor Merritt of Viera was named to the district’s first-team defense and Devin Nixon was named to the All-Senior first team as a utility player.

The second-team and honorable mention lists were done by school.

For Viera, the names were Zack Blanch (RB), Jacob Kutcher (DB/K), Taylor Streeter (LB), Hunter Vattes-Dixon (DE), Brandon Mays (LB), Aaron Rood (TE) and Nathan Hartnett (WR).

Holy Trinity’s honorees were Jashaun Corbin (WR), Tony Jenkins (DB), Joc Perry (LB), Cameron McKenzie (OL), London Gowins (WR) and Daniel Welch (QB).

Tre Nixon, who has roughly 20 scholarship offers from major colleges including Florida, Miami, Penn State Ole Miss and Ohio State, has caught 27 passes for 678 yards and nine touchdowns this season. He has also returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Rockledge and Eau Gallie and scored on a fake field goal in last week’s first-ever playoff clinching victory against Melbourne.

“Besides being gifted physically, he’s a student of the game,” Viera coach Kevin Mays said. “He probably puts more time in on film than anybody I have. He likes watching the DBs and seeing what they do and what he can do to beat whatever their strength is. He’s a good player in every sense.”

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