Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week Program Seeks Nominations on PlayeroftheWeek.com
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Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week Program Seeks Nominations on PlayeroftheWeek.com

 

DALLAS,

August 26, 2011 – As Texas high school football kicks off this week,

Ford Motor Company is reminding fans to show their team spirit and visit

www.playeroftheweek.com to nominate their favorite players for the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week award.

 

For

the sixth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company will recognize six

outstanding student-athletes each week through the program that invites

fans, coaches and Texas media to pay tribute to those players who

demonstrate toughness, sportsmanlike conduct and scholarship throughout

the high school football season.

 

Social Media

New this fall, Facebook and Twitter users will be able to post comments on the Texas Ford dealers Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/texasforddealers and follow discussion about the program on www.Twitter.com/txforddealers. Fans are encouraged to visit playeroftheweek.com and catch up on weekly winners, view video clips of players in action and get the latest program details.

 

“Nothing

says ‘Texas’ like trucks and football,” said Philip Podgorny, Ford’s

Sales and Marketing Manager of the Central Market Area. “Ford is proud

that the F-150 is the best- selling truck in Texas and proud to honor

the superstars of our state’s favorite pastime through the Built Ford

Tough Player of the Week program.”

 

“If

past history is any indication, year six of the Built Ford Tough Texas

High School Football Player of the Week and Player of the Year program

should again produce outstanding young men who succeed on the field, in

the classroom and in the community,” he said.

 

Recent

alumni include Atlanta Falcons’ upcoming rookie running back Quizz

Rodgers (Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated), Baylor’s reigning Big 12

Comeback Player of the Year Robert Griffin III (Copperas Cove), UT

quarterback Garrett Gilbert (Lake Travis), Nebraska’s superback Rex

Burkhead (Plano Senior), and Aledo’s Johnathan Gray, who likely is

destined to rewrite the Texas high school record books.

 

 

Ford Player of the Week Program: How it Works

The

Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program

will recognize one high school student-athlete in six of the state’s

athletic classifications every week of the regular season of the 2011

Texas high school football schedule.

 

Throughout

the 2011 football season, fans can nominate any player who takes the

field for the Player of the Week Award, as long as they excel in three

categories:

 

  • Individual performance on the field, including significant statistics from that week’s game;
  • Contribution to the team’s success through their individual leadership abilities;
  • Performance off the field of play, including academic success and good community citizenship.

 

At

the conclusion of the 10-week regular season, Ford and an independent

advisory board will select one student-athlete from the ten weekly

winners to be the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of

the Year in each classification. Following the championship games,

honorees will once again be recognized at a statewide banquet event.

 

During

the 2010 season, 60 outstanding student-athletes were named Built Ford

Tough Texas High School Football Players of the Week. At season’s end,

the following players who excelled on the field, in the classroom and in

their communities were named as the Built Ford Tough Texas High School

Football Players of the Year:

 

  • Class 5-A: Cam McDaniel, RB, Coppell High School
  • Class 4-A: Johnathan Gray, RB, Aledo and Johnny Manziel, QB-S, Kerrville Tivy
  • Class 3-A: Anthony Morgan, QB, Carthage High School
  • Class 2-A: Jack Rhoades, QB-S, Cameron Yoe High School
  • Class 1-A: Aaron Bueno, QB-DB, Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco High School
  • Private Schools: Peter Ashton, QB-FS, Grapevine Faith Christian High School

 

Ford F-Series: Texas Truck Sales Leader

Ford

is the undisputed truck sales leader in Texas. The F-Series sets the

standard for full-size pickups with best-in-class payload, towing,

interior roominess, strength and reliability.  No truck is tougher, and

Ford is proud to recognize the Built Ford Tough Texas High School

Football Players of the Week.

 

 



About Ford Motor Company


Ford

Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,

Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents.

With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the

company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company

provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more

information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

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