2023 - 2024 Player of the Year

National Football

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a picture of DJ Lagway

DJ Lagway

Height: 6-FOOT-3
Press Release

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“DJ Lagway is the best QB I’ve ever coached against. He has a quick release, which allows him to fit balls in windows most high school kids can’t, he can run and he’s done a great job of growing as a leader. I have a lot of respect for the kid.”
Cedric Hardeman
Head Coach - Conroe High head coach
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior quarterback passed for 4,604 yards and a 6A state record 58 touchdowns this past season, leading the Wildkats to a 12-1 record, their first district title since 2002 and a trip to the 6A-Division II regional final. Lagway completed 72.1 percent of his passes and averaged 354.2 yards per game. He also led the team in rushing yards (957) and touchdowns (16) and was named District 13-6A Player of the Year, having led Willis to the first 10-win season in program history. 

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Academic Achievement

Lagway has maintained a 3.48 GPA in the classroom. Taking advantage of NCAA early signing rules, Lagway inked a financial-aid agreement that paved the way for him to enroll at the University of Florida, where he will play football next fall. He graduated from high school in December and will attend classes in the spring semester.

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Exemplary Character

Lagway has volunteered locally at eldercare facilities, playing games and creating arts and crafts with the residents. He also has donated his time to a community foodbank and as a public speaker at schools and churches in the area, speaking with younger students about what it takes to succeed in school as well as athletics.