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Watertown's Thompson nominated as Red Zone prep Player of the Year
Jan 06, 2007 12:00 am
Watertown senior Greg Thompson has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.
This places the Purple Tiger running back among a select group of players eligible to be selected as a national Red Zone Player of the Year and be honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.
The 5-11, 185-pound Thompson broke Rusty George's 1997 school single-season rushing record with 1,278 yards on 192 carries in 10 games last fall. He played the first five games at quarterback before moving to tailback the rest of the way. He rushed for 14 touchdowns and caught a scoring pass. He also intercepted three passes at cornerback.
Coaches across the country nominate a player from their team as their Player of the Year. As a nominee, each Player will receive a certificate. He is also eligible to be named as one of 50 national Players of the Year who will receive a plaque and other awards.
According to a press release, the program honors athletes who go above and beyond the call of duty, particularly in the red zone, are able to elevate their play and step up when the heat is really on.