2014 WR Brown is Arizona player of year 

November, 30, 2012
Being named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year in any state is quite an accomplishment, but Jalen Brown (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe) pulled off an even rarer feat this year as he won the award following his junior season. In a loaded class of Arizona seniors and juniors, Brown was named the top player in the state for an award that, according to the news release, "recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field."

True to form, Brown couldn't help but focus on the second and third criteria.

"Those are definitely the more important traits," Brown said of academics and character. "In the end, football isn't everything and it's going to end at some point. I want to take a path where I don't regret anything I've done. It's important to me to be a well-liked person all-around in the community."