BIRD-KULTGEN FORD TO PRESENT “BUILT FORD TOUGH TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK” TROPHY TO WACO HIGH SCHOOL’S DARRELL HARRIS
Trophy presentation for Waco High School’s Darrell Harris. The Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program honors one student-athlete in six of the state’s athletic classifications every week during the high school football regular season for his accomplishments on and off the field. The award was first launched in the 2006 season to celebrate the strong ties between Texans and high school football, as well as Ford’s recognition as the undisputed truck leader.
Peter Kultgen, Dealer Principal at Bird-Kultgen Ford, will present the trophy to Darrell Harris.
Thursday, September 22
Waco High School Field House
2020 North 42nd Street
CLASS 4-A: Darrell Harris, Sr., Running Back/Kick Returner/Defensive Back, Waco:
“Believe it or not,” says Waco High coach Danny Ramsey, “Darrell Harris sometimes makes things tougher on our defense!” The Lions’ explosive do-everything back frequently leads such quick scoring drives that the Waco defense spends too much time on the field. In the 52-35 Week 0 win over Austin, the 5-10, 185-pound raced for an astounding 338 yards on only 22 carries and scored six TDs, the longest of which came from 70 yards out. He also caught a pass for 47 yards, returned a punt for 41, and brought back six kickoffs for 116, including a key 51-yarder late in the game.
A basketball player and stick-out track athlete, Harris owns a superb 3.43 GPA and helps motivate youngsters through the Lions’ Reading Cubs program. Players work one-on-one with elementary school youngster and even write letters to their Cubs to motivate them throughout the year. He should be playing in some I-A program’s large stadium next fall.
“Darrell is the essence of a team player,” says Coach Danny Ramsey. “He works hard in practice, setting a great example for his teammates. In games, he rarely takes a play off. He takes it as a challenge. He’s just a great explosive player on both sides of the ball.”
DETAILS: Students recognized by Ford, the Texas Ford dealers and the Built Ford Tough Texas Football Media Advisory Board as the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week have excelled in three categories:
· Individual performance on the field, including significant game statistics
· Contribution to the team’s success through individual leadership abilities
· Performance off the field, including academic success and good community citizenship
Texas high school football coaches, athletic directors and fans are invited to nominate players each week. To nominate student-athletes for this award or for additional information on the nomination process, visit www.PlayerOfTheWeek.com.
CONTACT: Nik Ciccone
Ford Motor Co.
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