With Arizona State football coach Dirk Koetter on hand to present the trophy, it was only fitting that Chaparral High standout Kyle Williams was the recipient.
The ASU-bound tailback topped Westwood quarterback Brice Wilkins, 1,900-yard rusher Marcus Richmond of Dobson, Phoenix North Canyon linebacker/tight end Anthony Llanos and Phoenix North fullback/linebacker Cody Dowd to win the Ed Doherty Award Friday at the Arizona Country Club in Scottsdale.
The trophy is given yearly to Arizona's high school football player of the year by the Active 20-30 Clubs of Arizona.
Williams ran for 1,089 yards and 19 touchdowns, hauled in 30 receptions for 525 yards and six scores and returned 24 punts and kicks for 670 yards and five touchdowns for the 11-2 Firebirds in 2005.
Williams is the son of Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams. The younger Williams plans to line up at receiver next fall for the Sun Devils, adding that he plans to play both football and baseball at ASU.