Local athlete wins Hume Award

DJ Thorpe with the Hume Award.

DJ Thorpe with the Hume Award.

D.J. Thorpe, the quarterback for the Cane Ridge Ravens, was named the recipient of the 2016 William E. Hume Award, given to the top student athlete football player in Nashville.

During the season, Thorpe led the Ravens to their most successful season in school history, capturing the regional title and finishing with a 12-1 record. He threw for more than 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns this year.

Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville, their website says, “Each school in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System submits a candidate chosen by the principal and football coach on the basis of scholarship, sportsmanship, individual performance and value to the team. A committee composed of a representative of the host club, the president of the Secondary Schools Principals Association, the president of the Middle Tennessee Football Officials Association and the sports writer covering high school football from each of our daily newspapers selects the five finalists and the winner from the candidates submitted by the schools.”

On Twitter, Thorpe said, “Blessed and honored to win the prestigious William Hume Award!