Cactus High School (Glendale) running back Mike Brown has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
Brown ran for a 5A state record 378 yards on 26 carries (14.5 yard avg.) and five touchdowns in the Cobras 42-10 victory over Agua Fria High School last Friday night. Brown's 378 yards broke the previous record of 368 yards which La Joya running back Jeremiah Cornist set the previous week.
The sixth-year Arizona Cardinals Football Club "Player-of-the-Week" award, presented by Wells Fargo, is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks, Sports 620 AM anchor Paul Calvisi, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, Cardinals radio analyst and Sports 620 AM talk show host Ron Wolfley, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and Wells Fargo representative Jeff Smith.
A football plaque acknowledging the award will be presented to Brown by a Cardinals alumnus at a ceremony at Cactus High School (6330 W. Greenway Road, Glendale) on Friday, October 17 at 9:00 a.m. during the school's Homecoming assembly in the gym.
For more information, contact Sheldon Meeks in the Cardinals community relations department (602/379-1688).
Week 1: RB De'Andre Currie, Mountain Pointe H.S.
Week 2: QB Justin Sieczkowski, Seton Catholic H.S.
Week 3: QB Kevin Pantastico, Desert Ridge H.S.
Week 4: RB Kaylin Ashley, Coronado H.S.
Week 5: RB Jeremiah Cornist, La Joya H.S.
Week 6: RB Mike Brown, Cactus H.S.