He is? My high school must have been off then. In my high school the Sheets brothers were the most popular guys. Tall, dark and model gorgeous, plus their family did a lot for the community and they were genuinely nice to everyone. BTW our QB was nice as well and went on to play in college and set a lot of school records at that level.
The quarterback is one of the most recognizable people in high school because at the beginning of the school year you hear his name over the loud speaker several times every Friday at the games, and at all the pep rallies. Because of that it stands to reason everyone would know who he is. His character is what should make him popular, and not just being known.
Because he is usually the strongest person. He could be the most handsome too. Since that makes the ladies want him the guys think if they hang out with him, they would get some girls too. So really it's not their personality that matters but their looks and the girls.