Events

09
Dec.

Gateway to Gold

Gateway to Gold Experience is a FREE event designed to expose athletes (youth and adult) with ...
View Full Event Info »

16
May

Division II Women's Golf Championship


View Full Event Info »

View More Events

LATEST NEWS

2017 Sister Cities of Houston Annual Fall Concert

2017 Sister Cities of Houston Annual Fall Concert “Sister Cities – Our Bridges to the ...

View Full Article »

Harris County - Houston Sports Authority Celebrates 20 years

View Full Article »
View More News Articles

SPORTS FACILITIES

2015 Greater Houston High School RLA Semi - Finalists

October 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Marie Blanton, Harris County – Houston Sports Authority

sblanton@houstonsports.orgor 713-308-5916

 

2015 Greater Houston High School

Rotary Lombardi Award Semi-Finalists Announced

 

HOUSTON – October 5, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Houston announced on Friday, October 2, on High School Score Board Live on FOX Sports Southwest, the 12 Semi Finalists for the 2015 Greater Houston High School Rotary Lombardi Award presented by Fox Sports Southwest. This award is presented in conjunction with the Rotary Lombardi Award presented annually since 1970 to the nation’s top college football lineman. The award honors the memory of Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers.  

 

The Greater Houston High School Rotary Lombardi Award (GHHS RLA) is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. Voters consisted of Matt Malatesta with Vype Magazine, Corey Roepken from Chron.com, John Kelly with Fox Sports Southwest, Angel Verdejo from the Houston Chronicle, Howard Chen of KRIV, Adam Coleman with the Houston Chronicle, Ted Dunnam of the Pearland Journal, Todd Freed from The Cube, and Randy McIlvoy from KPRC.

 

The 46th Rotary Lombardi Award will be held on December 9, 2015 at the Revention Music Center in Houston and is broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest. Proceeds from the Rotary Lombardi Awards stay in the Houston community and benefit the American Cancer Society, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers / Children’s Cancer Hospital, and Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

 

The GHHS RLA is an honor meant to focus on Vincent Lombardi’s legacy and to highlight Houston’s talented youth as we continue to follow their careers. Each GHHS RLA finalist will automatically be named to the collegiate RLA Watch List each year they continue to play college football.

 

 

The 12 Semi- Finalists for 2015 are:

 

Last Name

First

Position

High School

Baldwin

Trey

LB

Cypress Falls

Blacklock

Ross

DL

FB Elkins

Chaisson

K'Lavon

DL

North Shore

Chambers

Isaiah

DL

Aldine MacArthur

Elliott

Jordan

DL

Westside

Fisher

Paddy

LB

Katy

Jackson

Dontavious

LB

Alief Elsik

Lewis

Clifton

LB

Hightower

McCullouch

Jeffrey

LB

Aldine Davis

Murphy

Keenan

OL

Crosby

Oliver

Ed

DL

Spring Westfield

Roy

Bravvion

DL

Spring

 

 

 

Trey Baldwin is a three-year varsity player for Cy Falls and has accomplished a lot in those years. Last year he led West Orange Stark to the birth in the State Championship, starting both ways. He moved to Cypress Falls High School this year, and the jump to 6-A football has been easy for him. He is a 1st Team member of the Dave Campbell’s Super Team and a TD Club Defensive player of the year nominee as well. He is graduating early in December to start his career at Missouri. Trey is 6’2 and 223 lbs.

 

Ross Blacklock was selected as a First Team All-District TE his sophomore year. His junior year at Elkins, he was selected 2nd team all-district Defensive End. At the beginning of the 2015 season, Ross was selected to the Texas Top 300 team, The Greater Houston Touchdown Club Preseason Team, and selected to the Army All-American Team which will be played in San Antonio. He was also selected to the Marine All-American Bowl in California. Ross has over 25 Division 1 offers.

 

K'lavon Chaisson, a junior at North Shore High School stands at 6’4, 220 lbs., he is a first year varsity football player who has burst on the scene after an impressive off-season. Formerly part of the North Shore Basketball team, K'lavon has lined up toe to toe against some of the best programs in the nation and has held his own.  From his defensive end position, he has created chaos for opposing offenses and continues to get better every day. He boasts 8 impressive offers from college recruiters.

 

Isaiah Chambers is a 6'4 Defensive End who has started all 4 years at his position at MacArthur High School. His career stats are 86 solo tackles, 51 assisted tackles, 58 tackles for a loss and 38 sacks. Isaiah has also done well with his academics and currently holds a 3.28 GPA. Isaiah has been awarded 2nd Team All State by SPA & TWSA, and earned the 2015 The Opening Rivals Camp Series (Dallas, TX) Camp MVP. He has been selected to the Semper Fi All American Bowl and SPE All American Bowl. This year he has been selected as a Team Captain and Isaiah is currently committed to TCU.

 

Jordan Elliot is a class of 2016 athlete at Westside High standing at 6’4 and weighing in at 301 lbs.According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Elliott is the No. 12 defensive tackle and the 84th-best player overall in the nation.  Elliot is known for his impressive quickness and agility. Elliott had 72 tackles, 32 for loss,13 sacks,3 forced fumbles, 6 deflects as 1st Team 6A All State in 2014.

 

Paddy Fisher from Katy High School is a 6’3 senior. He has played on Varsity for 3 years as a starter. Honors Received (All District, All State, PreSeason Teams, etc.): 2013 & 2014 19 6A 1st Team All District LB. 2014 Defensive MVP Div II 6AState Championship Game, Team Captain 2015, 2014 1st Team All Greater Houston,  2nd Team APAll State  2nd Team TSWA All State LB, Texas football 3rd Team Super Team, and to the Pre Season All Greater Houston 2015 list.

 

Dontavious Jackson, is 6'3, 235 lbs., and is ranked No. 148 overall in the nation and No. 19 in Texas.Jackson is one of the most coveted linebacker prospects in the state -- he now holds over 25 offers. During a Nike combine event, he ran a 5.11 40-yard dash, 4.35 in the 20-yard shuttle, and posted 29.6-inch in the vertical leap.As a junior, he had 165 tackles and 27 tackles for loss for Alief Elsik.

 

Clifton Lewis, a three-star recruit senior from Hightower and newly signed TCU commit. He stands at 6’2 and weighs 210 lbs. Lewis is ranked No. 58 outside linebacker in the country and No. 106 overall prospect in the state, according to 247Sports Composite. As a junior, Lewis was a first team all-district selection. Lewis received over 8 recruitment offers from schools including Oklahoma State, the University of Houston and Baylor.

 

Jeffrey McCullouch from Aldine Davis High School is true "rare" breed when it comes to football.  Jeffrey's leadership skills and academic success along with "gifted" athletic ability has led to him being a member of the school's National Honor Society and has also brought in over 50 scholarship offers from every major Division I football program. Football honors include Unanimous 1st Team All District and Honorable Mention All-State in his first year of varsity football, a selection for Army All American and Under Armour All American games, and being selected as one of Houston's Top 33 Elite Football players, by the Touchdown Club of Houston.

 

Keenan Murphy stands 6’2 and weighs in at 305 pounds. While anchoring the Offensive line at Crosby since his sophomore year, Keenan has led his team to 10-2(2013), 13-2(2014), and currently 5-0 record and No. 2 ranking by The AP poll.  Keenan garnered All State selections by the AP, TSWA, the Old Coach, the Padilla Poll, and has been a 2x unanimous All District selection. Keenan held double digit offers from SEC to Big 12 schools before committing to the University of Houston.

 

Ed Oliver is a 6’2, 289 lb. senior at Westfield High School and is a future University of Houston Cougar. Oliver is a five-star recruit and is ranked the No. 5 overall player in the nation based on ESPN 300 reports. USA TODAY High School Sports Class of 2016 Composite Football Recruiting Rankings places Oliver at No.14.His Junior Year he had 84 tackles and 7 sacks. He was named to the MaxPreps Junior All-American Team and the All-District 15-6A Most Valuable Player.

 

Bravvion Roy, a senior at Spring High School, stands at 6'2 and weighs 300lbs. Roy’s 40 yard dash comes in at an astounding 4.85 and his great mass allows him to bench 335lbs. Roy is a 4 star recruit who is ranked 15th in the nation and 6th in Texas, he has committed to Baylor University.In his career he has amassed over 120 tackles (combined solo and assisted as we don't differentiate), over 30 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks.   Roy has been a four year starter and was named honorable mention all-district as a sophomore and first team all-district as a junior. Additionally, Roy was selected as a 2015 Touchdown Club of Houston pre-season all greater Houston team.

 

For more information on the schedule of events, please visit www.rotarylombardiaward.org. For VIP tickets and sponsorship information, contact Holly Kesterson at hkersterson@houstonsports.org.

 

Rotary Lombardi Award

The Rotary Lombardi Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s official Web site, www.NCFAA.org

 


{