Malcolm Bussey of St. Paul's School in Concord has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade New Hampshire Football Player of the Year, the first football player to be chosen from St. Paul's School.

The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated onĀ and off the field. Bussey is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Football Player of the Year award to be announced later this month.

A 5-foot-11, 196-pound junior running back from Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada, Bussey led the Pelicans to a 9-0 record, capped by a win in the New England Prep School Athletic Council Dave Coratti Bowl. He rushed for 1,436 yards and 22 touchdowns on 123 carries, averaging 11.7 yards per rush. A two-time All-New England selection, Bussey averaged more than 10 yards per carry in eight of nine games and scored multiple touchdowns seven times.