2013 bay area athlete of the year
joe mixon (Freedom, Jr.)
Joe Mixon became well-known throughout the country this year in football. While he is a stud running back at Freedom High School on Oakley, Mixon also succeeded on the track advancing to the NCS Meet of Champions Prelims in the 100 meters. The junior helped lead the Falcons to their 2nd straight Bay Valley Athletic League title while also advancing to the NCS Quartefinals. He rushed for 1443 yards last season for 20 touchdowns and also accumulated 383 receiving yards. Mixon earned his way up to the being rated as the 15th best recruit on Rivals in the class of 2014 (the #4 running back) and becoming one of the hottest commodities in the nation. Not only is Mixon rated so high in recruiting, but leads the nation for the class of 2014 with 50 offers and counting. There is still one more year to be able to watch Joe Mixon excel on the field, and expect more and more offers to come.