Tucson Sunnyside High School running back Manny Vera has been named this week's Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo "High School Player-of-the-Week."
Vera had 25 carries for a single game state record 409 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Nogales High School last Friday night.
The eighth-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, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, Channel 3 sports anchor Brad Cesmat, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and Wells Fargo representative Jeff Smith.
A football plaque acknowledging the award will be presented to Vera by a Cardinals alumnus at a ceremony at Sunnyside High School (1725 E. Bilby Road, Tucson) on Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. The Blue Devils play Tucson Mountain View High School on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Sheldon Meeks in the Cardinals community relations department (602/379-1688).
Week 1: RB Manny Vera, Sunnyside H.S.