Tempe, AZ – Glendale Mountain Ridge High School punter/kicker Jeff Locke has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
Locke kicked a state-record 63-yard field goal last Friday night against Tucson Sunnyside High School and also added another field goal (37 yards) and two extra points in the Mountain Lions 21-20 defeat. He broke the state record of 62 yards previously held by Cactus High School kicker Kyle Pooler in 1989.
The fifth-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 and AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho.
A football plaque acknowledging the award will be presented to Locke by a Cardinals player at a ceremony on Friday, September 7 at the Cardinals south Tempe training facility following the team's practice at 12:25 p.m.
For more information, contact Sheldon Meeks in the Cardinals community relations department (602/379-1688).
Week 1: P/K Jeff Locke, Glendale Mountain Ridge H.S.