Bartram Trail quarterback Chad Dodson is one of the 10 St. Johns County Players to Watch entering the 2019 football season.


School: Bartram Trail

Size: 5-11, 185

Position: Quarterback

2018 statistics: 1,265 passing yards, 14 passing touchdowns, two interceptions, 69.0 completion % (100 of 145); 190 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns.

2019 Outlook: Dodson was third in Northeast Florida in passing yards, and second in passing touchdowns and led in completion percentage—numbers that were superior to 2018 Mr. Football, Mandarin’s Carson Beck at that period — when he tore his ACL against Creekside on September 28. He has returned to full health and has the skill players around him to once again light up local scoreboards.

Notable: The last six Bartram Trail quarterbacks have signed with Division I programs. Dodson will look to be the seventh this fall.

St. Johns County’s 10 Players to Watch were selected by The Record’s Will Brown. The criteria for selection was a combination of 2018 performance, projected impact for 2019 and recruiting interest. The series will appear in The Record and in alphabetical order.