Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, along with Wells Fargo and in conjunction with the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. Each week, fans are given a chance to vote for the player of the week on At the end of the high school football season, 10 finalists are named. Fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2018 Mr. Texas Football Award presented by Wells Fargo will be announced prior to the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

Former winners of the award include 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Oklahoma State freshman QB Spencer Sanders took home the award in 2017.

The 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents.

For more information, visit For more on the Mr. Texas Football Award, visit the official page.

This week's nominees:

Hamilton RB Ian Nath - 310 yards, 4 TDs rushing; 16 tackles, 7 TFL, sack, FR for TD

A&M Consolidated QB Caden Fedora - 24/26, 459 yards, 9 TDs passing

Valley Mills RB Spencer Eccleston - 353 yards, 5 TDs rushing; 8 tackles, 3 TFL, FF, FR

Cumby WR Max Wippler - 9 catches, 287 yards, 6 TDs

Orange Grove RB Jared Fuhrken - 286 yards rushing, 3 catches, 17 yards receiving, 5 total TDs

Childress QB Luke Latimer - 213 yards, 2 TDs passing; 156 yards, 3 TDs rushing

Flour Bluff RB Issac Miles - 271 yards, 5 TDs rushing

Abernathy RB/DB Kole Carlisle - 138 total yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs before leaving with a broken ankle

Kilgore LB Nesba Brown - 22 tackles, blocked kick, FF

Lake Highlands QB Jakson Thomson - 345 yards, 5 TDs passing; 97 yards rushing

2018 Week-by-Week Winners:

Week 10: Daniel Vasquez, Rio Hondo

Week 9: Luis Ramos, Dumas

Week 8: Cameron Rickett, Springtown

Week 7: Darius White, Hardin

Week 6: Quintan Jackson, FW Benbrook

Week 5: Josiah Ortega, Rio Hondo

Week 4: Jacob Mechler, Andrews

Week 3: Anthony Watkins, FW South Hills 

Week 2: Ashton Stredick, Needville

Week 1: Austin Phillips, Wolfforth Frenship

2017 Week-by-Week Winners:

2017 Week 8 winner, McKinney RB Matt Gadek
(Photo by Gary Sanderson)

Week 1: Christian Huey, Sundown

Week 2: Ender Freeman, Abilene Cooper

Week 3: Tyrees Whitfield, Abilene Cooper

Week 4: Wesley Huitt, Mildred

Week 5: Jaquan Jackson, DeKalb

Week 6: Reese Mason, Magnolia

Week 7: Chad Reeves, Daingerfield

Week 8: Matt Gadek, McKinney

Week 9: Zach Gomez, La Villa

Week 10: Dylan Davidson, Bay City

Week 11: LaDavion Johnson, Linden-Kildare

Week 12: Riley Russell, Texas High

Week 13: Jeff Williams, Tidehaven

Week 14: Keyshawn Johnson, Falls City