Max Browne has led Skyline High School (Sammamish, WA) to back to back Class 4A Division Titles, and can now proudly add the prestigious Gatorade National Player of the Year award to his outstanding resume.
The senior QB and USC commit received his award on Tuesday, with Seattle Seahawks starting QB Russell Wilson presenting it to him at the Skyline campus. Browne is the first player from the state of Washington since Brock Huard in 1994-95 to win this award.
Browne has led his team to three 4A titles and has been the victor in the past two of them. In 2011, Skyline beat Skyview High School of Vancouver, and this year, Bellarmine Prep to put the exclamation point on a perfect 14-0 season.
Brown passed for 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns and completed 277 of 337 passes while only throwing five picks en route to earning the Gatorade Player of the Year Award. In his high school career he has passed for nearly 12,951 yards, good enough to pass DeSale’s Brian Lindgren (12,575 yards from 1996-1998) as the career passing leader in Washington, and to be ranked eighth all-time nationally. Against Bellarmine in the title game, he completed 21 of 28 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns, setting 4A title game records with those numbers. He also has the career completions record (882), and his 146 career touchdowns are the third-highest in the state.
Not only has Browne amassed accolades on the field, he has quite the reputation off of it as well. He has a 3.5 GPA and regularly volunteers with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life initiative, as well as Generation Joy.
Brown will sign with USC in February and enroll in the fall, vying for the opportunity to succeed Matt Barkley.