McKinney Boyd football standout Bryan Driskell is one of five finalists for the The Landry Award, a high school football trophy that is considered the DFW-area Heisman. It is is given to the best high school football player in the North Texas area.
You can view the other four finalists at www.landryaward.com. The player to get the largest number of online votes will receive one vote automatically from the selection panel. The other votes will be coming from news media, etc.
“I could not think of an individual more deserving of this honor,” Boyd head coach Don Drake said.
The trophy, a replica of Coach Tom Landry’s iconic hat cast in bronze, is presented to the winner’s school at a ceremony after the season is over.
2010 was the inaugural season for The Landry Award, with the trophy going to Aledo High School for its star running back Johnathan Gray.
The Landry Award 2011 will be presented the evening of Thursday, Dec. 8 in Dallas at the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane.
The presentation will be televised live on TXA 21, hosted by Babe Laufenberg and Bill Jones with emcee Roger Emrich from CBS RADIO’s KRLD NewsRadio and 105.3 The Fan.
The Landry Award is presented by the North Texas GMC Dealers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Greater Dallas Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.fcadallas.org/the-landry-award
The five finalists selected for The Landry Award 2011 are:
Bryan Driskell – McKinney Boyd High School
Mario Edwards, Jr. – Denton Ryan High School
Johnathan Gray – Aledo High School
Alec Morris – Allen High School
Jake Oliver – Dallas Jesuit