Golden Helmet Awards: Depue, Hagens, Deering, McCloud honored



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Fri. February 12, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Robinson coach Mike Depue was awarded the Golden Helmet Coach of the Year award Friday night.

Three seniors football players -- Tampa Bay Tech running back Maurice Hagens (5A/6A), Leto running back Jeremy Deering (3A/4A) and Tampa Catholic Hank McCloud (1A/2B) -- also won Golden helmet awards in their classification divisions.

The Golden Helmet awards has been awarded for the past 49 years.

Depue led a Robinson team that won three combined games the past three years to a 10-3 season, a district title, two region tournament wins and a trip to the Class 2A state semifinal.

Hagens, the Titans' all-time leading rusher, had 1,375 yards rushing and 22 TD’s this fall. He has 4,198 yards of total offense for his career and carries a 3.3 GPA in the Magnet Architecture Program, and has signed to play at the University of Miami.

Deering, a Rutgers recruit, had 2,000 yards total offense as a junior while playing running back, quarterback and receiver. He followed up with 1,000 yards of total offense in 2009.

McCloud led the Crusaders to the Class 2B state championship game, rushing for 541 of his 1,761 yards in the playoffs. He ran for a team-high 16 touchdowns, finishing the regular season as the county's third leading rusher. McCloud holds a 3.7 GPA and has signed with Division I-AA Furman, where he will play both football and basketball.


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