Waco (September 22, 2011) -- Waco High running back Darrell Harris received the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week award for his performance in Week 0 against Austin High.
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.”