Houston’s High School Football Player of the Year is Cinco Ranch Running Back
KATY, TX (January21,
Cinco Ranch running back K.C. Nlemchi has been named the Greater Houston High School Football Player of the Year for the 2009 season by Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation and KPRC Local 2. Cinco Ranch High School also received a $2,500 check from Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation in honor of Nlemchi winning the 2009 award.
"It's truly an honor and I am blessed with some great teammates," said Nlemchi. "I owe a lot to my teammates, especially my offensive line for helping me this season. I really am taken back and appreciate this great honor."
The Cougars finished a school best 13-2 in 2009, losing in the State semi-final to Austin Westlake. Nlemchi led the way rushing for 2,388 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior.
"I am really proud of K.C. and what he accomplished," Cougars Head Coach Don Clayton said. "As good of a football player as he is, K.C. is an even better person off the field. We're really happy for him."
Athlete of the Week is a program sponsored by Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation and KPRC Local 2. An outstanding athlete is chosen on a weekly basis from a local high school. At the end of the fall season, the athlete with the best all-around season, as judged by the sports team at KPRC Local 2, is named Athlete of the Year.