Tempe, AZ – Mountain Pointe High School running back De'Andre Currie has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
In his first varsity start at running back, Currie carried the ball 25 times for 231 yards (9.2 yard avg.) and three touchdowns in the Pride's 24-19 win over Cesar Chavez High School last Friday night.
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 Currie by a Cardinals alumnus at a ceremony at Mountain Pointe High School (4201 E. Knox Road, Phoenix) on Friday, September 12 during the school's lunch period in a courtyard presentation at 12:15 p.m.
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.