Five others you should have seen | Seattle Times Boys Athlete of the Year
Jeff Lindquist, Peter Johnson, Jake Nelson, Marquis Davis and Aaron Davis had outstanding seasons in multiple sports.
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Five other boys athletes you should have seen this school year:
Jeff Lindquist, Mercer Island (football, basketball, track and field)
During the Class 3A state track and field championships last month, Lindquist realized he was wearing a Mercer Island jersey for the last time.
"It's kind of weird that it's all wrapping up," said the University of Washington-bound quarterback. "It's been a year of lasts for me. It's definitely a weird thought, but I'm excited to move on."
Lindquist's senior football season started last summer with a trip to the Elite 11 quarterback camp, where he established himself as one of the nation's top passing prospects. From there, he led the Islanders to the state playoffs, throwing for 1,908 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also rushed for 826 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In addition to football, Lindquist was a key contributor on the basketball team. He was also a part of the Islanders' 1,600-meter relay that finished fourth at the state meet.
Peter Johnson, Bishop Blanchet (football, wrestling, baseball)
Throughout the high-school baseball season, one word kept coming up when people talked about the Bishop Blanchet senior: "Warrior."
"It's pretty awesome to hear," said Johnson, who helped the Braves finish fourth in the Class 3A state baseball playoffs. "I think I maybe get that a little bit from wrestling, but it's kind of the ultimate thing to be looked at by other people like that."
In addition to his success this spring as a pitcher, third baseman and designated hitter, Johnson won a state wrestling title at 195 pounds and was a quarterback, linebacker, punter and kicker on the football team.
Johnson will attend the Air Force Academy, where he has been invited to walk on in football and baseball.
Jake Nelson, Lake Stevens (football, baseball)
Nelson, a senior, quarterbacked the Vikings to the Class 4A state semifinals in football and was a prime piece of the school's state-quarterfinal baseball team.
Nelson passed for 2,988 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 732 yards and 16 TDs, earning a scholarship to Central Washington.
On the baseball field, coach Rodger Anderson called Nelson, "the best outfielder I've coached."
"I'll always remember this, forever," Nelson said.
Marquis Davis, Rainier Beach (football, basketball, track and field)
A junior, Davis was named MVP of the Class 3A state basketball tournament, leading the Vikings to the championship.
Whether he was competing as a football running back, finishing fifth in the long jump at the state track meet or scoring 30 points in the basketball title game, Davis proved he isn't afraid of big moments.
Aaron Davis, Tahoma (football, wrestling, track and field)
Davis dominated Mat Classic XXIV, the state wrestling championships. The senior pinned his way to the Class 4A title at 220 pounds, helping the Bears win their first team title.
The son of Tony Davis, a former Seahawk and current Tahoma football coach and athletic director, Aaron was also a football lineman and competed in the state track and field meet in the discus and shot.