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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Bobcat quarterback Collin Bishop was among the 10 Texas high school football players up for the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and The Texas Bowl Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week for Week 1.
Even though he didn’t win, Bishop said it was an honor to be nominated for such a prestigious award.
“It’s an individual nomination, but it’s really a team honor,” said Bishop, who had six passing touchdowns. “When I look back at the stats from the game, I can’t help but think who caught and ran for 500 yards. I think about who blocked for me to throw for 500 yards.”
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and The Texas Bowl will honor the top high school football player in the entire Lone Star State at the end of the season, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football website. Throughout the football season, they will have 10 weekly nominees.
Bishop was in the running with 4A Uvalde wide receiver Christian Rivera, 4A Waco Connally running back Tre Wisner, 3A Llano quarterback Case Kuykendall, 2A Shiner running back and defensive back Dalton Brooks, 4A Tyler Chapel Hill quarterback Cameron Ford, 3A Orange Grove quarterback Cutter Stewart, 4A China Spring running back Emmanuel Abdallah, 4A Gilmer quarterback Brandon Tennison and 1A Abbott running back Kadyn Johnson, the website stated. Kuykendall received the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week title.
“I was very proud of Collin’s nomination,” said Bishop’s father Adam. “I was even more proud of the Bobcat team as a whole and the Childress community for coming together during these trying times to share the excitement of a team victory.”
The younger Bishop agrees. He credits his teammates and coaches for his nomination. “I think of the all the hard work the coaches have done for us to be in that position,” he said.
Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jason Sims said he is proud of all the Bobcats and how they played in week one.
“We had a lot of kids play great last week and have great stats,” Sims said.
Former winners of the annual award include 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray (2013 and 2014 winner, Allen), 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders (2017 winner, Denton Ryan), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis).