South River High School senior Lavon Chaney was presented with the Jim Rhodes Memorial Trophy on February 12 at the 59th annual Touchdown Club football banquet, held at the Double Tree hotel in Annapolis. The Jim Rhodes award recognizes the most outstanding football player in Anne Arundel County.
Chaney became South River’s first recipient of the trophy in the Annapolis Touchdown Club’s 59-year history.
“I didn’t think I’d be able to get to this point,” said Chaney. “It’s indescribable. I’m looking forward to moving on to the next step and progress myself to hopefully get to the NFL.”
Chaney led Anne Arundel County in rushing in 2012, amassing 1,491 yards and averaging 9.4 yards per carry. His work ethic and abilities on the field have earned praise from Head Coach Lance Clelland and local newspapers. Chaney earned the Capital-Gazette Anne Arundel County Player of the Year award and was named first-team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun.