La Pryor High School senior Erin Patiño was selected as the Class 2A winner of the 2019 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week trophy for Week 8. He will be featured on Fox Sports Southwest Friday at 8 a.m. with a re-broadcast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Patiño, along with five other Texas high school athletes, was recognized for performance on the field and leadership off the field. Each week of the regular high school football season will see a new winner in the sport’s six classifications, who all have a chance of being named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Year.
“La Pryor’s Erin Patiño played an outstanding game in a 53-6 victory against D’Hanis. Patiño had a total of five interceptions, with two being pick sixes. The Bulldogs senior wowed fans when he punted a ball that was tipped by D’Hanis, which he managed to catch behind the line of scrimmage and ran it in for a first down,” according to a press released issued by Ford Motor Company.
Patiño is a wide receiver, secondary back, backup quarterback and kicker.
Other athletes selected for Week 8 include junior Colton Marwill, a quarterback at Tomball Memorial, Class 6A; senior Kaden Casey, quarterback, Whitehouse, 5A; senior Cooper McCollum, quarterback, Wimberley, 4A; sophomore DJ Brown, quarterback/S, Leonard, 3A; and junior Shedeur Sanders, quarterback, Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill, private.
Elite student-athletes may be nominated at PlayeroftheWeek.com
According to Ford Motor Company, recognized students excel in three categories: individual performance on the field, including significant game statistics; contribution to the team’s success through individual leadership abilities; and performance off the field, including academic success and good community citizenship
Fans, coaches and media can nominate athletes at PlayeroftheWeek.com, as well as catch up with winners, view video clips of players in action and get the latest program details. Continue to follow the conversation on social media by using #FordPOTW, and share the recognition of these outstanding individuals each week.
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