Anderson Named Week 13 Player of the Week

Junior RB runs for 161 yards and five touchdowns

Rodney Anderson, a running back at Katy High School, has been named the Week Thirteen recipient of the Gridiron Legends Player of the Week, presented by Cavender’s and Wrangler Retro.  Anderson, a junior, ran for 161 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers’ 56-26 playoff victory over Fort Bend Elkins. Katy fans can also be praised for their part in this honor, as they voted often enough to make sure that Rodney received the most votes in the poll on

Other nominees for this week’s award included:

-Travis Quintanilla of Refugio
-Patrick Mahomes of Whitehouse
-Cory Kyle of Seagraves
-Billy Ray McCrary of Leander Rouse
-Terry Gilbreath of Wellington
-Da’Shawn Key of San Antonio Brennan
-Mitchell Bridges of Denton Ryan
-Mike Reason of Waskom
-Deriq King of Manvel

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, along with both Wrangler Retro and Cavender’s, is proud to give a weekly Player of the Week award to the most deserving high schooler in the state of Texas. Every Monday at noon, will announce ten candidates for that week’s award, based on the previous week’s on-field performance. Fans can vote online at’s online poll, where you can see the current vote standings. Voting will close at noon each Friday, with the winner being announced shortly afterward. The award will be given every week through Week 13. Check this page every week to view the full list of ten candidates and the details of their most recent performance.

This season, each weekly winner will be automatically nominated for the Gridiron Legends Player of the Year award, presented with Cavender’s, Wrangler Retro and the Texas Bowl. Those candidates will be announced during the playoffs, and voting for that award will continue until the end of the high school season.

Below are this year’s winners thus far:

Week Zero: Miguel Alvarez, Zapata
Week 1: Dalton Herrington, Hallettsville
Week 2: Jalen Garza, Anson
Week 3: Eli Peterson, San Angelo Lake View
Week 4: Shane Dolgener, Andrews
Week 5: D.J. Coursey, Wichita Falls City View
Week 6: C.J. Eddison, Odessa High
Week 7: Cullen Grubbs, Mount Pleasant
Week 8: Saul Cuellar of Weslaco East
Week 9: Richard Blankenship of Charlotte
Week 10: Grant Brown, Austin Regents
Week 11: Derek Esparza, Laredo United
Week 12: Da’Trean Simmons, Elgin
Week 13: Rodney Anderson, Katy

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