Lewisville High School Junior Quarterback DeAndre Grimes was presented with a Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week trophy during a pep rally on Thursday.
In last week’s 55-49 shocker over previously-unbeaten Plano West, Grimes accounted for 498 yards and five TDs, leading Lewisville to its first district win since 2007. The 6-1, 195-pound Grimes completed 32 of 38 passes for 360 yards and three scores and ran the ball 28 times for 136 yards and two more scores.
DeAndre is a solid-B student who keeps busy off the field as a member of the FCA, the Student Council, and Lewisville’s Leadership Council. He also runs the 400 meters and 4 x 400 relay, helping the Farmers’ track and field team win the regional and district titles last season.
Coach Dick Olin is particularly impressed with Grimes’ progress since last year.
“It was a tough situation for a sophomore. We were a new staff and he was the first-year starter,” he said. “But DeAndre persevered, put in a lot of hard work in the off-season, and now has a good grasp of the system. He’s a humble kid, one the others look up to; he has become our team leader.”
The Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program honors one student-athlete in six of the state’s athletic classifications every week during the high school football regular season for his accomplishments on and off the field.
Tony Fuentes, General Manager of Sam Pack’s Ford Country of Lewisville presented the trophy to Grimes.